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Ukraine, Serbia & Hungary: Report by Clean Clothes Campaign details poverty wages & poor working conditions in garment factories producing for global brands; incl. co responses

The report "Europe's Sweatshops" published by Clean Clothes Campaign documents poverty wages and poor working conditions in the garment and shoe industry throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The report is presented together with new country research into the situation of workers in Ukraine, Serbia and Hungary. The factories featured in the report produce for many global brands, upon whom Clean Clothes Campaign is calling to start paying a living wage and to work with suppliers to improve working conditions.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the 53 brands named as sourcing from the countries featured in the report to comment, of which 19 responded: Arcadia, Armani, Burberry, Decathlon, Gucci, H&M, Marks&Spencer, Peter Hahn, PVH, s.Oliver, Schoeffel, Tesco, Versace, Esprit, Asos, Adidas, Hugo Boss, Inditex, C&A.

The following companies did not respond to our invitation to comment: Aster Textile, Bäumler, Benetton, Calzedonia, Dolce&Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Falc, Falcotto, Falke, Fori Textile, Geox, Golden Lady Company, Kirsten, Liz Claiborne, LVMH, Mango, Mart Visser, Max Mara Fashion Group, Mexx, Naturino, Next, Oui Gruppe, Peek&Cloppenburg, Pompea, Prada, Saint James, Schiesser, Stella McCartney, Steps, Strenesse, Triumph, Vero Moda, Wagner, Walbusch. 

All responses/non-responses are available below.

Company Responses

Schoeffel View Response
Peter Hahn View Response
Décathlon View Response
Bäumler

No Response

Stella McCartney

No Response

Strenesse

No Response

PWT

No Response

Calzedonia

No Response

Ermenegildo Zegna

No Response

Golden Lady Company

No Response

Oui Gruppe

No Response

Steps

No Response

Schiesser

No Response

Aster Textile

No Response

Falke

No Response

Pompea

No Response

Falc

No Response

Fori Textile

No Response

Falcotto

No Response

Naturino

No Response

Vero Moda (part of Bestseller)

No Response

Kirsten

No Response

Mart Visser

No Response

Peek & Cloppenburg/Van Graaf

No Response

Saint James

No Response

Walbusch

No Response

Liz Claiborne (part of J.C. Penney)

No Response

Mexx (part of RNF Holding)

No Response

Next

No Response

Dolce & Gabbana

No Response

Triumph International

No Response

Prada

No Response

United Colors of Benetton

No Response

Geox

No Response

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton

No Response

Mango

No Response

Versace View Response
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) View Response
PVH (Phillips-Van Heusen) View Response
Giorgio Armani View Response
Burberry View Response
s.Oliver View Response
Arcadia Group View Response
Esprit View Response
adidas View Response
Hugo Boss View Response
Inditex View Response

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