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Clean Clothes Campaign The Label Doesn't Tell the Whole Story - Canadian Fair Trade Campaign The Canadian Fair Trade Network and ReThink Communications have teamed up and launched the "The Label Doesn't Tell the Whole Story" campaign. This campaign is aimed at bringing awareness to and getting people thinking, talking and taking action on ongoing issues within garment and textile production and manufacturing. This series of thought-provoking clothing labels have been photographed in a bid to raise awareness of the horrific plight of those toiling in sweatshops around the world. We're hoping that these images will make people think about the garments they are wearing and just where they have come from. Teaming up with the advertising agency Rethink, the photographs feature clothing labels telling the tragic stories of factory workers from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sierra Leone. Each label says that the product is 100 per cent cotton - but adds that is not the whole story and follows on with a snap shot of just who could have made the item.

Free shopping guide to Sportswear, from Ethical Consumer July/August 2012 Bryony Moore and Tim Hunt discover who is lagging behind in the sportswear industry. What will be the lasting legacy of London 2012? Heroic sporting achievement and renewed enthusiasm for sports? Over the past few months the Olympics has rolled into our lives, handing wads of cash to a plethora of sporting and cultural events around the UK with gathering momentum. The Olympic Games sells itself to us partly with the promise that it will increase uptake of sporting activity among those who previously did less. Form over function You might think that this increased spending on sportswear means more people are taking up sport but over the years sportswear has slowly become more fashion-led – something people wear while doing anything other than sport. High-end fashion designer Stella McCartney partnered with Adidas on the official GB team kit for London 2012 and has made other ranges of sportswear both with and without an Olympic theme. Scope of this report Our findings

Love Your Clothes Love Your Clothes aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and help us make the most of the clothes we already have. We focus on encouraging people to think about way they purchase, use and dispose of clothes. We provide easy and practical tips and advice on how to: make your clothes last longerreduce the environmental impact of laundering your clothesdeal with unwanted clothesmake the most of your wardrobe. This will help reduce our impact on the environment by reducing the amount of carbon, water and waste created through the manufacture, laundry and disposal of clothing while also helping to save money and resources. Love Your Clothes has been developed with industry as part of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), which is coordinated by WRAP, a not-for-profit organisation and supported by UK Governments (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

about — Cotton Road Partial funding for Cotton Road provided by: Council of International Education, Fulbright Scholars Program The Fledgling Fund The South Carolina Humanities Council University of South Carolina Research Opportunity Program University of South Carolina Creative and Performing Arts Grant Program Frank W. Director, Producer, Videographer, EditorLaura Kissel Producer in China Li Zhen ComposerFang Man Director of Audience Engagement and OutreachJessica Bichler Additional CameraMark GambleLi Zhen Technical SupportMark GambleJimmy HendersonHeidi MehltretterWade Sellers Production AssistantsHeather BauerAndrew ClineTracy Grant Chinese to English TranslationLi Zhen Additional TranslationGuo JieMichael HillMarco MoskowitzElizabeth PengMichelle WangZhu Yun

Slow Fashioned Le rôle de l'éthique Le présent document ne prétend pas fournir des définitions pour des termes aussi complexes que la moralité et l'éthique. Le texte qui suit se propose simplement d'orienter le lecteur et de faciliter la compréhension du reste du document. Morale et éthique On entend par morale les normes et valeurs sociales qui guident à la fois les personnes et leur interaction avec leurs semblables, leur communauté et avec leur environnement. Dans tous ces types d'interaction, il y a d'importantes valeurs en jeu; il y a des règles et des normes de nature à protéger ces valeurs; des devoirs attachés aux rôles et situations sociaux qui peuvent stimuler ces valeurs et renforcer ces règles; et des vertus humaines ou aptitudes qui nous permettent d'agir en conséquence. L'éthique est une analyse systématique et critique de la morale et des facteurs moraux qui orientent la conduite humaine dans une société ou une activité donnée. Intérêts humains fondamentaux Principes fondamentaux de bioéthique

Fashion Revolution (fashion industry transparency) by Harriet Lamb 1 year ago However much we know about history, it still strikes a visceral blow to think how previous generations actually lived with the acceptance of the transatlantic slave trade as a normal part of life. I was recently asked what it is that we live alongside now that will astound future generations. This is a good question to ponder as we mark in 2015 the European Year of Development, celebrating the commitment of people across the EU to play their part in tackling global poverty. For myself, I know the answer immediately: the conditions endured by those 15 million people who depend on small-scale and artisanal gold mining for their livelihoods. Never in all my many years (and I am getting old) campaigning against injustice in global trade, have I felt such raw shock as when I met people in Tanzania mining and processing gold, that iconic symbol of power and wealth. Searing poverty brings its own dangers. Aurelsa Gold mine Peru.

Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible cost. Millions of workers around the world, mainly women, suffer poverty wages and exploitation producing cheap fashion for our shops. This can't go on. We demand a fashion industry that respects workers' rights. Our government must act now to protect the people who make our clothes. plugin not working on this platform Teens @ Newham Asian Women's Project War on Want's research on the sweatshop conditions facing the workers who make our clothes has made front page news and attracted attention nationwide. Sustainable change can only be achieved through legally binding regulation that protects the rights of workers supplying the UK high street. To get there, it is important we highlight how brands and retailers fail the workers who make our clothes - like the the 1,127 people, mainly female garment workers, who died in Bangladesh making clothes for the UK and high street - and hold them to account for their actions.

Dialogues%20Terre%20Rapport%20Synthese%20FRENCH.pdf Josefa Da Silva Catwalk Champions Diversity At New York Fashion Week NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Models walk the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway at Josefa da Silva - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 15, 2016 in New York City.

International Union League for Brand Responsibility With your support, organized workers are taking on transnational corporations to end the race-to-the-bottom once and for all. Below, sign up to make a monthly donation to the International Union League for Brand Responsibility, and check out what your donation will support on the ground. Instructions: Select an option, then you'll be sent to a secure online form to enter your information. (If you prefer to make a one-time donation, click here.) Sustainer $10/month $10.00 every month Bus fare for one local union activist to visit workers' communities to educate about labor rights. Sustainer $25/month $25.00 every month Phone minutes for one local unionist to keep in touch with fellow workers. Sustainer $50/month $50.00 every month Meeting space for workers to discuss problems on the job and to make strategies to defend their rights. Sustainer $100/month $100.00 every month Modest office space for workers to type up documents, e-mail with far-away allies, and make photocopies. Sustainer $200/month

How activism forced Nike to change its ethical game | Simon Birch | Environment With three weeks until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, activists are busy cranking out yet another round of anti-sweat shop campaigns and shock-horror exposes. But do these campaigns really make any difference? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is yes. In the new Olympic special edition of Ethical Consumer magazine the spotlight is on Nike and the impact that 20 years of campaigning has had in changing the corporate culture of one of the world's biggest sportswear brands. It's worth remembering that in the 1990s the global boycott campaign of Nike was so successful that it has now become an object lesson in how giant corporations can be brought to account by ordinary consumers. "Nike was targeted by campaigners because it was the world's best-selling brand and because initially it denied responsibility for any malpractice that may be taking place in its sub-contractor factories," explains Rob Harrison, editor of Ethical Consumer. • Simon Birch writes for Ethical Consumer magazine