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Wake up call to us as the UK probe slave labour fueling the fashion industry.

 

The advent of fast fashion, with consumers buying and quickly binning cheap clothes, has exacerbated the risk of forced labour in global supply chains as factories come under ever greater pressure from leading brands, according to activists targeting companies that do not monitor their supply chains for unfair employment practices and forced labour.

Sonia Elk’s article on the Fashion sector for Thomson Reuters (21 February, 2019) is a wake-up call to all of us as Spring/Summer fashions flood our shops and we fall into the trap of stockpiling latest fashion at the cheapest cost possible.

With membership across the Continent of Europe and beyond, RENATE members can make a difference through conscious shopping and not succumbing to the demands for cheap goods.

Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.