Clothing trade

Apparel and footwear
Fashion industry
Ready-made garment industry

New approaches to supply chain traceability: implications for Xinjiang and beyond

This report first explores the need for supply chain traceability, current approaches, and the challenges the apparel and textile industry faces with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region context. It goes on to discusses a number of new initiatives and technologies, exploring the...

Creative economies in the Indo-Pacific and COVID-19

CSIS spent the past year studying how Australia and India have grown their creative sectors and consider how foreign assistance and development aid tools can help other Indo-Pacific countries build capacity in their creative economies. This report focuses on four major creative industries—film and television...
Briefing paper

Addressing forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

The forced labor of ethnic and religious minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), as part of a broader pattern of severe human rights abuses, is a significant and growing concern that demands the attention of governments and private-sector actors across the world. This...

Connecting the dots in Xinjiang: forced labor, forced assimilation, and Western supply chains

This paper argues that the potentially widespread use of forced labor in Xinjiang, and its connections to Western supply chains and consumers, creates both a moral imperative for action and an opportunity to use economic leverage to improve the situation in Xinjiang.

Apparel and footwear sector: Science-Based Targets guidance

This guide provides recommendations for companies in the apparel and footwear sector to set science-based targets, and provides case studies on best practices in target setting and strategies for achieving reductions.

The 2018 ethical fashion report: the truth behind the barcode

This is the fifth report produced by Baptist World Aid Australia examining labour rights management systems in the fashion industry.

The 2019 ethical fashion report: the truth behind the barcode

This annual report grades 130 companies from A+ to F, based on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour, and exploitation in their supply chains.

Curbing cultural appropriation in the fashion industry

This paper offers a brief introductory analysis to the questions that connect international IP law, the global fashion industry and traditional cultural expression.

The transition to good fashion

The fashion industry reaches almost every person on the planet, and is one of the most polluting and in-transparent sectors in the world. The global system is stuck in a cycle of persistent problems. This report discusses how we can move from small innovations to...

Made in poverty: the true price of fashion

The women who make our clothes are entrenched in a cycle of poverty — because big Australian brands allow poverty wages.