FASHION ISSUES October 25 2015
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.
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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.
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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.
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