Written by Jovana Lazovic
This Christmas season, some clothing companies having been behaving better than others.
In 2013 the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed. It claimed more than 1,100 lives of the factory workers. After this tragedy many companies had promised to improve the working conditions within their supply chain, update their code of conduct as well as sign on to pledges designed to protect the factory workers.
Even though these are quite positive improvements, unless the companies actually publish the locations of their factories there is no way of knowing whether or not they are following these regulations.
To encourage the companies to do the right thing Oxfam has started a Labour Rights Campaign to raise awareness of the issue. Oxfam has issued out the naughty or nice list of the companies that have kept their promise to be more ethical and the ones that have failed to do so. The following is a list of companies who are on the official naughty or nice list.
This festive season you can do your part by signing the Oxfam petition to ensure a positive change within the fashion industry. Nearly 30,000 people have already signed the petition. The ultimate goal is 50,000 signatures so take action now!
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