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Garment workers in America’s fashion capital may make just $6 an hour. A new law could change that

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Los Angeles is considered the center of garment manufacturing in America, employing over 40,000 people to make clothing for fashion brands including Reformation, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe and Wet Seal. But for decad...

Fashion brands sign new deal on Bangladesh garment workers’ safety

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Campaigners have hailed a new agreement designed to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, signed by the likes of H&M and Inditex, which owns Zara and Bershka. The accord replaces another agreement signed by more ...

Workers return to Bangladesh’s garment factories despite record Covid deaths

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Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers have returned to major cities, besieging train and bus stations after the government said export factories could reopen despite the deadly coronavirus wave. Authori...

Tesco admits labour abuses found in India garment supply chain

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Tesco says it has found labour abuses in its garment supply chain in southern India after receiving evidence of widespread forced labour of migrant women in cotton spinning-mills across Tamil Nadu. The supermarket cha...

Famed garment factory paying a living wage struggles to stay afloat

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When Alta Gracia launched in 2010 it was hailed as an experiment to show the world that garment factory workers in the developing world could aspire to a living wage and that their labor rights could be respected. Pero...