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Join the Fight Against Modern Slavery in Our Supply Chains!

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It’s not a nice thought, but in our modern, globalised world, every single one of us is ultimately connected to a system of slavery. Different forms of forced labour, child labour and bondage are all hidden in the long supply chains of many of the products we consume – from the cotton in our clothes to the tantalum in our phones, and the coffee in our cappuccinos. Read More

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Do Fashion Brands Have a Double Standard When It Comes to Transport Workers?

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Over the last 20-30 years, the fashion industry has gone global, in a big way. More and more clothes bound for western markets are made in supplier countries in Asia, Africa and South America and less and less in Europe, North America and Australia. And all of this globalisation is fuelled by the transport industry – in particular, the container shipping industry.  Read More

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Fashion and the War on Waste

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If you were asked to think about garbage and waste you would likely conjure up images of smelly food scraps in the bin or rubbish lying on the ground. You’re not likely to think about a pile of discarded clothes let alone the under-used clothes in your wardrobe. And when we buy a new dress or pair of shoes, we’re unlikely to focus on where and when we’ll be throwing them out once we get sick of them. And yet, fashion is one of the world’s fastest growing waste problems. Read More