Stitched Up

published 10-06-2014 20:30, last modified 18-06-2014 19:50
New report released by Clean Clothes Campaign shows that garment workers in Eastern Europe and Turkey are paid poverty wages and many have to work second or third jobs to be able to live.
Stitched Up

Garment workers from Turkey

In a new report released today by the Clean Clothes Campaign garment workers from 10 countries across Eastern Europe have shared their stories to raise awareness of the poverty wages and shocking working conditions they endure to produce clothes for some of the biggest brands across Europe - including Hugo Boss, Zara and H&M. 

The report shows that poverty pay is endemic across the garment industry and that the idea of "Made in Europe" or more expensive clothing being made in better conditions is just a myth. 

Read more about the report and the findings here

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