Other tweets this week came from the World Uyghur Congress joining forces with other organisations for suggesting amendments to EC’s forced labour proposal and Textile Exchange sharing its Preferred Fibre and Materials Matrix with the industry.
The report titled ‘Stitched under Strain: Long term wage loss across the Cambodian garment industry,’ claims the global fashion industry is putting profits above the rights of its Cambodian garment workers with at least a quarter of surveyed workers reporting a 25% decrease in monthly take-home pay since 2020. This is despite a legal minimum wage increase of $10 between 2020 and 2023.
The consortium of NGOs, unions and labour welfare organisation’s findings are based on the interviews of 308 garment workers employed at factories producing for companies such as US sportswear brand Nike, German sportswear giants Adidas and Puma and US denim brand Levi Strauss.
A group of 16 NGOs, coalitions and trade unions, including IndustriAll European Trade Union, Clean Clothes Campaign Europe and the World Uyghur Congress, have written a joint letter to the European Commission, urging “impactful” amendments be made to its proposal on prohibiting products made with forced labour in the European Union.
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The signatories explain the suggested changes are essential to make the proposed regulation efficient, implementable and impactful for eradicating forced labour goods from the European Union in a meaningful way.
Textile Exchange explains the new open-source tool for the industry assesses the performance of different sustainability standards within material categories, across 80 qualitative and quantitative indicators.
The updated version of the toolkit includes human rights, chemical management, and initiative integrity content that assesses the performance of different sustainability standards within material categories.
IPCO and NFW have agreed to enter into a partnership agreement in which IPCO will invest in NFW to support and accelerate the scale-up of Mirum production as a sustainable leather alternative for the future.
NFW CEO Luke Haverhals says: “We were looking for a technology enabling large-scale production to meet the demand we see in the market. Having evaluated different options we see IPCO and their double-belt press solution being the optimal way forward.”
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