Improving working conditions in your clothing supply chain

A lost generation

Millions of children are linked to international clothing companies’ production.  Although many companies have developed their sustainability efforts with regards to human rights, they lack a children’s rights perspective.

The report 44 children shows that the low wages of textile workers in Bangladesh, alongside poor social security systems and their vulnerable position in society, is threatening  several of the rights of the textile workers’ children.

– See more at Swedwatch.

Minimum Wage Implementation in Bangladesh

In 2010, Bangladesh raised the minimum legal wage for the first time in several years. This report discusses strategies used by some factories to avoid wage increases and provides recommendations to brands on how to detect unethical or illegal behavior in this area.