We Heart sharing: A curated selection of articles

FASHION ISSUES October 25 2015 2 Comments

BBA RESCUES 83 CHILD LABOURERS
17 October, 2015  
In three separate raids and rescue operations across the Capital a total of 83 children have been freed from the clutches of bonded labor and trafficking this week. The youngest child Rajesh (9) was brought to work in this factory on the pretext of a comfortable life and new clothes and money.
Read the article on Thestatesman.com

CAMBODIA RAISES MINIMUN WAGE FOR GARMENT WORKERS
8 October, 2015 
Cambodia is set to raise the minimum wage for workers in the textile industry by nearly 10%, to $140 a month. The textiles industry is a key source of national income. However, right groups have criticised conditions in some of the factories, with reports of forced overtime and mass fainting.
Read the article on bbc.com


UNDER NEW DIRECTION, PARSONS PUTS SUSTAINABILITY FIRST
26 August, 2015
Set to join Parsons as the new dean of fashion, Burak Cakmak speaks to BoF about his vision for one of world’s most distinguished creative incubators. “There’s a recognised need for sustainability, especially if you’re a large business. We’re at a point where there’s nowhere to hide. You can’t make excuses like ‘It’s not within my control,’ or ‘I didn’t know about it.’ There’s an expectation for all businesses to own up to their responsibilities and they have to go beyond that,” says Cakmak.
Read the article on businessoffashion.com

We Heart: Kailash Satyarthi November 25 2014 3 Comments


We Heart honoring Kailash Satyarthi and his enormous and inspiring work. He is a children's right advocate and an activist against child labour. Kailash Satyarthi has saved tens of thousands of lives.


He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andola (Save the Childhood Movement) and is chairperson of Global March Against Child Labour and was one the main precursors together with the International Labour Organization to create Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour.By ratifying this Convention No. 182, a country commits itself to taking immediate action to prohibit and eliminate the worst forms of child labour. 


His work has been largely awarded during his more than 30 years of dedication to eradicate child exploitation. He recently was one of the recipient of the Peace Nobel Prize. He shared it with Malala Yousafzai, a young brave Pakistani activist for female education and women rights…..we will dedicate a whole post to honor her. 


We Heart October 20 2014

We Heart honoring the efforts and achievements from people, brands, communities and organizations to eradicate child exploitation and modern slavery. We Heart how getting involved in helping great causes leads to crucial changes in the lives of millions that cannot do it by themselves. 

An inspiring window for those whom Humanity, Compassion and Giving Back are core to their lives.