As fashion brands and retailers begin to reset and reshape their supply chains as they emerge from the global coronavirus… pandemic, a new multi-year investigation has identified some of the risks at stake when sourcing from garment factories in Myanmar. Highlighted exclusively here on just-style, child labour and audit deception are among the ongoing challenges.
TAL Apparel is one of the most powerful companies in the global fashion supply chain that many consumers have never… heard of. Its factories make huge numbers of shirts — particularly for men — for brands including Brooks Brothers, Bonobos and LL Bean. In fact, TAL Apparel claims it makes one in six dress shirts […]
In Malaysia, Transparentem’s multi-year investigation identified endemic labour rights abuses of migrant workers in five factories…
Reports of unfair labor practices in the apparel industry seem to come with depressing regularity, and most recently, they’ve involved… some prominent outdoor gear brands. In late June, a nonprofit called Transparentem released a report alleging abuse, including physical force and forced labor, at Malaysian factories that supply brands like Nike and Under Armour. Then, […]
Operating a trillion-dollar market worldwide, the fashion industry has been linked to significant environmental and human rights abuses – generating… unprecedented pollution, employing people and children under conditions akin to slavery, and exacerbating a culture of mindless and highly damaging consumerism.
The H&M group sells an estimated three billion articles of clothing per year. Its revenue makes it among the top…
An investigation by non–profit Transparentem found serious labour abuses at five apparel factories in Malaysia, where hundreds of migrant workers… had paid illegal recruitment fees, ranging from RM 3,109 up to RM 18,182 (GBP 596 –3,489), sometimes exceeding one year’s salary. Four of the factories investigated also commonly retained workers’ passports and other documents, practices […]
It’s difficult to face the reality that there are 40 million people living in slavery throughout the world. That’s more… enslaved people today than in 1860, the date at which most Americans believe the practice to have been at its peak, soon to be ended with slavery’s official abolition in the US.
Benjamin Skinner discusses Transparentem on MSNBC…
Buyers have taken action in Malaysia after an 18-month investigation conducted by non-profit Transparentem uncovered evidence that some garment workers… making clothes for major retailers in the Asian country were working in conditions that included indicators of forced labour.