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Australian fashion companies still using overseas sweatshops

21 Apr 2016
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This Sunday marks the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1,136 garment workers. Each year, since the tragedy, a report card has been released monitoring the progress of the fashion industry and individual companies in improving the rights and conditions of workers throughout the entire clothing supply chain. The latest Australian Fashion report paints a bleak picture, with nearly three-quarters of Australian fashion brands still not paying overseas factory workers a living wage. While many companies have lifted their game in the three years since the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy, the fashion industry continues to rely on slave labour.

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