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Monday, 14 April 2014 14:17

Matalan Action Guide

It's less than a week until the anniversary of Rana Plaza and the victims and families are still waiting for justice. Over the coming days we're asking people to get out on the streets and take action to change this. There are many ways you can add your voice to the campaign – whether you have ten hours or ten minutes to spare. These can be as simple as signing our e-petition or as exciting as putting on your own shop action. To join the campaign and find out what you can do download our action pack below. 

Published in Take Action
Monday, 14 April 2014 13:46

Matalan Store Letter

Write to your local Matalan Store Manager!

Penning a letter to your local store manager will show them that their customers care. You can download our template letter to Matalan below. Simply personalise it and pop it in the post. Even better call into your local store and tell the manager face to face why you’ve written to them.

Published in Take Action
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:44

Ask your MP to sign EDM 1232

Rana Plaza was the deadliest garment industry disaster in history. A minimum of £24million is needed in compensation to ensure all those affected receive the support they need. Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick has tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the UK government to push companies sourcing from Bangladesh to compensate the victims and families of those who lost their lives in the disaster. 

Published in Latest News


  • The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the  midnight deadline.
  • The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!
  • GAP, Asda Walmart, Arcadia and Debenhams yet to sign.

A powerful alliance with leading unions IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union, the Clean Clothes Campaign and Worker Rights Consortium, supported by campaigns run by, among others, Avvaz, War on Want, Change.org and People and Planet have changed the rules of the game for workers in Bangladesh.

Published in News
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 12:28

Tazreen fire: tell EWM to act

On November 24th 2012 112 garment workers were killed when fire ripped through their factory, Tazreen Fashions. Many of the workers jumped to their deaths trying to escape from the six story building, others, unable to escape the blaze, were burned alive. Up to 300 workers were hurt in the fire, 48 of which are suffering from long term injuries. These workers were employed by Tazreen Fashions to make clothing for a host of international brands, including C&A, Walmart and the British clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

Published in Take Action

 The Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions and labour rights organisations in Bangladesh and around the world is calling for immediate action from international brands following yesterday's fire in Dhaka Bangladesh, which cost the lives over one hundred garment workers.

Published in Latest News
Monday, 09 July 2012 11:22

Action Update 37 Spring 2012


Playfair 2012: New reports; pressure on International Olympic Committee; New research into Sandblasting; International updates; The Six Items Challenge.

Published in Action Updates

aminulAminul Islam, a Bangladeshi labor rights activist and former apparel worker was tortured and murdered last week in Dhaka. His body was dumped outside of the capital city and was found by local police last Thursday. According to the police report, Aminul Islam's body bore signs of brutal torture. It is most likely that Aminul was murdered because of his labour rights work.

Published in Latest Updates

The death of two more garment workers in Bangladesh has led to campaigners renewing calls for urgent action to address safety issues in the Bangaldesh garment industry.

Published in Global News

This publication presents three case studies, alongside ideas of how to use them in fashion education, to illustrate different ways sustainability is being approached and interpreted in Bangladesh by diverse companies.

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