We're tackling poverty in the fashion industry. We demand big clothing brands pay a living wage.
By not paying a living wage, big brands are keeping the women who make our clothes in poverty. But this can change. Together, we can hold big brands to account for what she makes.
Sign the Pledge
We're all cut from the same cloth. I will:
- Stand in solidarity with the woman who make our clothes
- Let big brands know loud and clear that the women working in their factories, making my clothes must be paid a living wage.
See how the brands stack up
Where do big clothing brands place in the race to paying the women who make our clothes a living wage?View the Company Tracker
Big brands are keeping the women who make our clothes living in poverty
A living wage should be earned in a standard work week of no more than 48 hours. It should provide, for a worker and their family, a decent standard of living. This includes food, housing, healthcare, clothing, transportation, utilities (energy, water) child care and education with some money left over for emergencies / savings.
On average, just 4% of the price of a piece of clothing sold in Australia goes toward workers’ wages in garment factories. Source: Deloitte Access Economics for Oxfam Australia, 2017
If brands absorbed the cost of paying living wages within their supply chains, it would cost them less than 1% of the price of a garment.