A new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign, 'Cashing In', looks at the top five global retailers Carrefour, Walmart, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl, and highlights the poor working conditions of the producers of their discount clothing.
It does seem now that more of these retailers are responding to the growing concern of how clothes are made and are engaging with the issues - for instance Tesco representatives have attended Ethical Fashion Forum events, and an Asda representative was on the panel at the recent Fashioning an Ethical Industry conference. But the emphasis of this report is asking whether enough is being done, are benefits actually reaching the workers?
Addressing purchasing practices is one of the key issues included in the CCC’s recommendations for the retailers. To download and read the full report visit the CCC website