DIRTY FASHION LIST
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BRAND NAME ISSUE DESCRIPTION SOURCE
Forever 21 Fast fashion and filling in Landfills Many clothes endup in burning them or dumping them in Landfills due to sizes and over production where customer cannot find the right size that matches them. They should have an automatic human body size detection which can be recommending what size to buy. Lyfsize.me does the same I guess.
H&M Tax avoidance H&M strategies to avoid paying taxes. H&M doesn't pay any taxes in producing countries such as Bangladesh. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%26M#Controversies
Low wages Opening of H&M in Ethiopia motivated by non-existent minimum wage in private companies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%26M#Controversies
Exploitation of workers Exploitation of workers in Bangladesh, working 80 hours per week in unsecured buildings, and up to even more in some cases. The maximum legal number of weekly worked hours in Bangladesh is 60 (up to 72 in extraordinary situations) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%26M#Controversies
No whistleblower policy The H&M Group has a whistleblower policy in place for its direct employees but no such policy is publicly available for the workers in its supply chain. https://projectjust.com/brand_hm/
Worker's rights Violations of workers’ rights at four of H&M «best-in-class» suppliers in Cambodia https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4NqpQgTN2w5VUtJUjlGYnNzTGM/view
Joe Fresh Rana Plaza Joe Fresh manufactured products at the Rana Plaza factory at the time of the building collapse in 2013. https://projectjust.com/brand_joefresh/
Marks & Spencer
Zara Low wages Garment workers in Turkey leave messages in clothing stating "We didn't get paid for making this" http://fortune.com/2017/11/03/zara-clothes-istanbul-turkey/
Monsoon Accessorize Child labor, Very low wages MM, Zara, M&S, H&onsoon and C&A Company production chain is full of child labor in north India. Children are working in villages where C&A company production take place, often children found in working at home and farms in these villages. Workers in these villages and small towns don’t get minimum wages to work on C&A products. This company is knowingly hiding these facts by engaging local NGOs, so they can depict that they are working on the situation, but ground realities are different than what they and their partners claim. Best source is visit these small town and villages in north India without partner NGOs and talk with local people, workers and children.
C&A Company Child labor, Very low wages
H&M Child labor, Very low wages
Zara Child labor, Very low wages
M&S Child labor, Very low wages
Modcloth (Owned by WalMart)