Workers in Britain making clothes for popular high street retailers like River Island and New Look are being paid less than half the minimum wage, an investigation by Britain's Channel 4 television has found.
Under the shadow of Myanmar's famed "Golden Rock" punters are haggling for the latest traditional medicine cure -- slices of skin from the country's fast disappearing wild elephants sold for a few dollars a square inch.
Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret, famed for its racy bras and thongs, has pledged to trace the sources of its wood-based fabrics, joining the ranks of fashion companies addressing human rights and deforestation.
Business leaders in Davos, traditionally the high priests of globalisation, are talking up the benefits of local production this week to shield themselves from criticism from incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.
Already the most powerful company in the watch industry, partly due to being the leading supplier of mechanical parts, Swatch has reportedly inked a deal with watch empire Richemont to supply its movements after 2020.