Six years on, plight of workers remains unchanged in country

KARACHI: The empty blackened structure of Ali Enterprises, the Baldia factory, in which over 250 garment workers were burnt alive, still stands as a horrific reminder of the tragedy that took place in 2012.

Invited by the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF) and Association of Baldia Factory Fire Affectees (ABFFA), the families of the dead gathered here on Tuesday to mark the sixth anniversary of the fire. Continue reading “Six years on, plight of workers remains unchanged in country”

Workers block road in protest

Around 170 workers held a protest on Wednesday by blocking the road and grabbing equipment from their factory in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district after the owner failed to pay their wages.

Sa’ang district deputy police chief Oeun Peng An told The Post on Thursday that the protest erupted after the workers heard a rumour that the TY factory in the district’s Sa’ang Phnom commune became bankrupt, with the owner prepared to ship out the factory’s equipment without paying their wages.

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THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUPPORTERS OF MODERN SLAVERY ACROSS THE GLOBE

According to a new report by the Walk Free Foundation.
For a few years, the idea that the fashion industry was the world’s second-most polluting industry circulated constantly, repeated in endless articles and sustainabilitysummits. While that fact has turned out to be impossible to prove, a new report suggests one that’s just as dark: The fashion supply chain funnels more money toward modern slavery than any other industry besides tech.

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Nudie Jeans

Set up in 2001 by Maria Erixon Levin, Joakim Levin and Palle Stenberg, Nudie Jeans is the Swedish brand that has managed to weave good ethics into its business, without making it the sole calling card. It’s one of the few companies that has managed to do so, gaining a reputation for making a great pair of jeans first and foremost, followed closely by a socially responsible outlook that many brands claim to have but very few actually do. Its passion for jeans is apparent throughout every aspect of the brand — from the small booklets that it slides into the back pocket of every pair it sells, informing customers of how to get the most out of their jeans, to its stores all over the world. Continue reading “Nudie Jeans”