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22 Dec 2020

Latest Living Wage Milestone

Congratulations to Best & Less, Country Road, David Jones and Hanes (Bonds) on their progress towards ensuring the payment of living wages to garment workers in their supply chains! The brands just publicly committed to separate out – or ringfence – labour costs in price negotiations with their suppliers, for the women who make our clothes.

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26 Nov 2020

New report: Shopping for a Bargain

This week we released our new research report, Shopping for a Bargain. It's the first detailed investigation of its kind, examining the purchasing practices of leading fashion retailers operating in Australia. Despite their commitments to ethical fashion, few big brands are living up to them, keeping the women who make our clothes in poverty.

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29 May 2020

Big W step towards a living wage

Big W Australia has announced the next step in their commitment to a living wage, by joining Action Collaboration Transformation (ACT) – a global initiative bringing together brands and unions to work towards living wages for the women who make our clothes, through collective bargaining.

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24 Nov 2019

Naughty or nice list 2019

In 2019, the Naughty or Nice List is about brands’ commitment to paying a living wage, which would lift the women who make our clothes, and their families, out of poverty. Which brands have made a real commitment and who is lagging behind?

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28 Oct 2019

Best&Less start their journey to pay a living wage

Best&Less have made a strong commitment to pay living wages throughout their supply chains.

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25 Oct 2019

What She Makes turns 2!

Now, after two years – and the actions of thousands of people across the country – a lot has changed for the better.

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25 Oct 2019

Factory X commit to pay a living wage

We’re excited to share that Factory X — who own Dangerfield, Alannah Hill, Jack London and Gorman and more — have made a real commitment to ensuring the women who make our clothes are paid a living wage!

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26 Jul 2019

Best&Less published their supplier lists

Best&Less have published 100% of their Tier 1 supplier lists, bringing their factories out of hiding and ensuring their supply chain is transparent.

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7 May 2019

David Jones & Country Road – now transparent and Accord signatories!

Country Road Group and David Jones made a big step forward on factory safety by joining the important Bangladesh Fire & Building Safety Accord.

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23 Apr 2019

Elk steps towards a fairer fashion industry

Melbourne-based fashion label ELK have made a real commitment to ensuring workers in their supply chain are paid a living wage.

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24 Feb 2019

Made in Poverty

Groundbreaking new research from Oxfam shows the impact that low wages have on the lives of the people who make our clothes.

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22 Feb 2019

Cotton On cotton on to living wages

Cotton On has just announced they are strengthening their commitment to a living wage!

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19 Feb 2019

Kmart and Target make a bold move on wages

Big News! Kmart and Target have strengthened their commitment to a living wage for the women who make our clothes.

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12 Feb 2019

City Chic: a huge step towards a living wage

City Chic was the first Australian brand to make a real commitment to a living wage. They have published their living wages statement online, complete with milestones and a timeframe to achieve this goal.

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6 Dec 2018

Sammy J says “Dear Kmart, Increase What She Makes”

Comedian Sammy J speaks for a lot of us – when we’re shopping, we all love a bargain. But, the bargain shouldn’t be what she makes. Watch Sammy J's letter to Kmart.

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3 Aug 2018

Just Group: A big win for worker safety

After years of campaigning, the Just Group joined the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord.

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25 Jul 2018

Cotton On joins ACT

Cotton On have joined the ACT Initiative on Living Wage. ACT (Action Collaboration Transformation) brings together brands and global unions to collaborate on achieving higher wages for the women who make our clothes.

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21 May 2018

Email MYER’s new CEO

It's time for MYER to put an end to poverty wages. Send an email to their new CEO demanding MYER pay a living wage.

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27 Mar 2018

A big win on Gorman

After years of pressure, Gorman have published information about their factories. It's an important step forward - but they have a long way to go yet.

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16 Jan 2018

Help school the big brands

While big brands are busy trying to sell school uniforms to Aussie families, let’s spare a thought for the women who make their clothes.

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30 Oct 2017

You won’t believe What She Makes

Together, we’re tackling poverty in the fashion industry, demanding big clothing brands pay a living wage to the women who make our clothes.

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