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Natchi Apparel US Import Ban Lifted ‘Thanks to’ Collective Bargaining

Written by Hannah Abdulla for Just Style (12 September 2022)

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How Walmart Garment Supplier Got Itself Off Imports Blacklist

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal (8 September 2022)

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With Inflation Painfully High, Fashion’s Garment Workers Pay the Price

Written by Sarah Kent for the Business of Fashion (5 September 2022)

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130 Workers Sickened in Another Brandix Gas Leak

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal (5 August 2022)

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‘This is a Crisis Response’: Is it Time for a Global Garment Workers Severance Fund?

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal (5 August 2022)

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Sri Lanka’s Garment Workers Struggling to Survive ‘Galloping Inflation’

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for the Sourcing Journal (1 August 2022)

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AP: Garment Workers Face Low Wage, High Production Targets

Written by Gokul GK for NewsClick (28 July 2022)

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Ending Exploitation in the Fashion Industry

Written by by Nandita Shivakumar & Aabid Firdausi for Public Seminar (26 July 2022)

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When Dalit Women United in Dindigul

Written by Gokul G.K. for Pari (18 July 2022)

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India’s Garment Factory Accidents Not ‘Isolated Incidents’

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal (29 June 2022)

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Columbia Supplier Accused of Worker Violations

Written by Simon Glover for Ecotextile News (21 June 2022)

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"Bedah Kisah di Balik Perjanjian Dindigul Dalam Mengakhiri Kekerasan dan Pelecehan berbasis Gender di tempat kerja / The Story Behind the Dindigul Agreement to End Gender-Based Violence and Harassment at the Workplace

Written by Rizki Estrada and Fitri Harjanti for Majalah Sedane (19 June 2022)

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Asia Floor Wage Alliance blames an Indian factory for labour violations

Written by Apparel Resources (18 June 2022)

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Für mehr als nur einen Sommer / For More Than Just One Summer

Written by Inga Dreyer for the Südwest Presse (4 June 2022)

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"Wir schliefen auf den Kleidern" / "We Slept on the Clothes"

Written by Inga Dreyer for the Südwest Presse (4 June 2022)

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‘To Survive, I Must Appear Fearless’: The Former Nun Helping India’s Garment Workers Fight Sexual Violence

Written by Annie Kelly for The Guardian (25 May 2022)

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Labor Groups Supporting Indian Garment Workers Call on More Global Brands to Join Landmark Dindigul Agreement to End GBVH

Syndicated by Lanka News Web (24 May 2022)

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Murder, Rape and Abuse in Asia’s Factories: The True Price of Fast Fashion

Written by Annie Kelly for The Guardian (22 May 2022)

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ஜெயஸ்ரீ கதிரவேல்: தமிழ்நாடு தலித் பெண் ஆடை தொழிலாளியின் கொலை சர்வதேச அரங்கில் மாற்றத்தை ஏற்படுத்த உதவியது எப்படி? / Jeyasre Kathiravel: How the murder of a Tamil Dalit garment worker sparked global change

Written by Nandini Vellaisamy for BBC Tamil (12 May 2022)

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India: ‘We have achieved a historic labour rights win for female Dalit workers’

Written for Civicus (12 May 2022)

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Industry Initiatives To Tackle Shop-Floor Sexual Violence In India

Written by Devika Agarwal for Feminism in India (12 May 2022)

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Crisis after COVID-19 for Sri Lankan Women who Dress the West

Written for The Hindu (9 May 2022)

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How a Dalit garment worker’s murder sparked a movement that got H&M to address gender-based violence

Written by Ardra Manasi for Scroll (1 May 2022)

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Labour rights more important than ever as digital economy and new tech leave workers exposed

Written by Syed Munir Khasru for South China Morning Post (1 May 2022)

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How Brands Fuel ‘Culture of Abuse’ at India’s Factories

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal (28 April 2022)

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Sri Lanka’s Biggest Garment Maker Dismisses ‘Inflammatory’ Accusations

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal (26 April 2022)

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Fashion brands said ‘never again’ but women are still being exploited in supply chains

Written by Lizzie Rivera for the Independent (23 April 2022)

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India’s Garment Worker Abuse Worsens, Report Says

Written by Rachel Cernansky for Vogue Business (21 April 2022)

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Fashion’s gender-based violence crisis: Union leaders share how they’re fighting to end harassment

Written by Lizzie Rivera for Fashion Revolution (20 April 2022)

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Fashion’s gender-based violence crisis: meet the activists at the forefront of the battle for a Fashion Revolution

Written by Lizzie Rivera for Live Frankly (20 April 2022)

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Indian Mega Manufacturer Speaks Out on ‘Production Torture’ Claims

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal. (19 April 2022)

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Sri Lanka: Report alleges Brandix engaged in campaign of 'reprisals and repression' against unions and labour orgs. for exposing alleged COVID-19 violation at ‘superspreader’ company event

Written by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (14 April 2022)

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Perjanjian Ditandatangani: H&M Bersumpah Hentikan Kekerasan Seksual Di Pabrik Pemasoknya Di India / Agreement signed: H&M pledges to stop sexual violence at its supplier factory in India

Written by Harold Aron for Trimurti (12 April 2022)

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A Dalit Women-led Union Leads the Way to Make Workplaces Safer in Tamil Nadu

Written by Padmini Sivarajah for The Times of India (7 April 2022)

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H&M Signs Historic Agreement with TN Supplier to End Gender Violence in Garment Factories

Written by Bharathy Singaravel for The News Minute (6 April 2022)

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H&M Signs Agreement with Supplier and Trade Union to End Gender-Based Violence

Written in The Hindu (5 April 2022)

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H&M Signs Agreement to End Gender-Based Violence in India’s Apparel Industry

Written by Casey Hall for Business of Fashion (2 April 2022)

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What H&M Is Doing About Sexual Violence Against India’s Garment Workers

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal (1 April 2022)

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H&M Pledges to End Shopfloor Sexual Violence in India after Worker Killed

Written by Annie Kelly for The Guardian (1 April 2022)

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Perempuan Buruh Garmen: Jauh Dari Gaya, Dekat Dengan Bahaya / Women's Garment Workers: Far From Stylish, Close To Danger

Written by Rizki Estrada, Fitri Indra Harjanti & Ghina Praja for Project Multatuli (23 March 2022)

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Karnataka Garment Workers Win Half the $59 Million They’re Owed

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal. (7 March 2022)

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Violence Against Women Garment Workers Increased during Pandemic

Written by Tansy Hoskins for Open Democracy. (18 February 2022)

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Fashion Advocates Believe ‘Fashion Act’ Lacks Key Elements

Written by Kaley Roshitsh for WWD. (28 January 2022)

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Violence Against Women in Garment Factories is Rising. Brands Might be to Blame.

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal. (31 December 2021)

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Nobel Prize and Minimum Wages

Written by Zeenat Hisam for Dawn. (27 October 2021)

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They Make Clothes for H&M. Pandemic Lockdowns Pushed Them Deep Into Poverty.

Written by Rimal Farrukh for Vice. (22 October 2021)

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Rights Groups to Move Court for Inquiry into Non-Payment of Workers’ Wages

Written in International The News. (21 October 2021)

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The ‘Great Resignation’ Goes Global

Written by Ishaan Tharoor for The Washington Post. (18 October 2021)

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California’s Garment Labour Law: The Global Implications

Written by Rachel Cernansky for Vogue Business. (30 September 2021)

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Church Can Provide Healing Touch to Asia's Garment Workers

Written by Ben Joseph for UCA News. (11 August 2021)

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Orders are Back But Working Conditions are Not: Firings and Wage Cuts in Sourcing Hubs

Written in MDS. (28 July 2021)

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How the West’s Thirst for Fast Fashion is Destroying Lives

Written by Dil Afrose Jahan, Tansy Hoskins, Juan Mayorga, Nidia Bautista for Dhaka Tribune. (17 July 2021)

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More Hours, Less Money: Garment Workers Hit by COVID-19 Rights Rollback

Written by Anuradha Nagaraj for Thomson Reuters Foundation. (14 July 2021)

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Labor Rights Group Aims to Hold Apparel Brands Jointly Liable for Alleged Supply Chain Abuses

Written in The Fashion Law. (12 July 2021)

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Pakistani Garment Workers Faced Worst ‘Wage Theft’ during Pandemic, says Report

Written by Zia Ur Rehman for International The News. (12 July 2021)

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Nike, Primark Address Factory Worker Wage Theft Reports

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal. (12 July 2021)

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Global Fashion Brands Caused Humanitarian Crisis in 6 Asian Countries During Pandemic, Says Report

Written by Ditsa Bhattacharya for Newsclick. (9 July 2021)

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Top Fashion Brands Face Legal Challenge Over Garment Workers’ Rights in Asia

Written by Annie Kelly for The Guardian UK. (9 July 2021)

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Devising a New Social Contract for Fashion’s Garment Workers

Written in Business of Fashion. (20 April 2021)

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Sweatpants Sales are Booming, but the Workers Who Make Them are Earning Even Less

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Vox. (22 February 2021)

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The Apparel Industry has Betrayed its Workforce

Written by Tansy Hoskins for Internazionale. (5 February 2021)

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Worker at H&M Supply Factory was Killed after Months of Harassment, Claims Family

Written in The Guardian UK. (1 February 2021)

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Will Fashion Brands Sacrifice ‘Gigantic Profits’ to Pay Workers Living Wages?

Written by Jasmin Malik Chua for Sourcing Journal. (27 January 2021)

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'They Left Us Starving': How the Fashion Industry Abandoned its Workers

Written by Tansy Hoskins for Open Democracy. (18 January 2021)

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Indian Factory Workers Supplying Major Brands Allege Routine Exploitation

Written by Rajini Vaidyanathan for BBC News. (17 November 2020)

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For a Few Cents More

Written in New Internationalist. (20 April 2020)

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New Rules, Old Problems

Written by Neethi P. for The Hindu. (25 December 2019)

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Dutch Retailers Paying 'Starvation Wages' to Indian Textile Workers: Report

Written in Firstpost. (28 September 2016)

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This Is What Goes Into Your Cheap T-Shirt

Written by Michelle Chen for The Nation. (6 June 2016)

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Report Slams Walmart for 'Exploitative' Conditions in Asia Factories

Written by Aaron Smith for CNN Business. (1 June 2016)

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“A web of terror, insecurity, and a high level of vulnerability”: H&M, Gap, and Walmart are Accused of Widespread Worker Abuse

Written by Marc Bain for Quartz. (31 May 2016)

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Clothing Brands Must Help Ensure Asia's Garment Workers Get a Living Wage

Written by Rina Chandran for Reuters. (26 May 2016)

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The Women Who Make H&M's Clothes Are Fired For Getting Pregnant

Written by Sirin Kale for Vice News. (24 May 2016)

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