Garment workers in Bangladesh have rejected an increase in the minimum wage, saying it is still not enough to live on and urging global brands to pay more for the clothes they buy, unions said on Monday.
New Zealand-based outdoor retailer Kathmandu is the first southern hemisphere brand to receive its Fair Labor Association accreditation from the U.S., joining the ranks of Patagonia, Columbia and Nike.
The US Fair Labor Association (FLA) announced that German luxury clothier Hugo Boss, Swedish outdoor gear brand Fenix, and US sports brand Volcom have received accreditation for their social compliance programmes.
An industry watchdog released an audit today claiming that the G-III Apparel Group is violating labor laws in China, and bringing more controversy to the Ivanka Trump line, which is produced under license by G-III.
GAP, Adidas, H&M, Tesco and Patagonia have taken sides with two NGOs pledging support for the Myanmar government’s proposed minimum wage in the textile industry, despite threats from local manufacturers.