Debt, wage theft and coercion drive the global garment industry – the only answer is collective action
Major fashion brands including Barbour and PVH (the owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger) have agreed to pay over £400,000 in compensation to migrant workers in Mauritius. These workers from Bangladesh, India, China and Madagascar had been forced to pay illegal recruitment fees and, alongside other indicators of forced labour, were allegedly subject to […]
Fashion Brands to Compensate Garment Workers in Mauritius: Leading fashion brands, including Barbour and PVH, have committed to paying £400,000 to garment workers in Mauritius. Transparentem, a US-based organization, found signs of forced labor and illegal recruitment fees for jobs in five factories in Mauritius. PVH and Barbour have pledged to reimburse workers at REAL […]
MAURITIUS – Leading brands including PVH, which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, have agreed to pay more than $400,000 to garment workers in Mauritius after an investigation found migrants had paid illegal recruitment fees for their jobs. It follows a report from the US-based Transparentem nonprofit which interviewed 83 workers during a two-year modern […]
Mauritius: Transparentem investigation prompts buyer remediation & compensation for migrant workers at garment factories supplying major apparel brands
After a two year investigation into conditions for workers at five factories in Mauritius, Transparentem has published its findings and results of its engagement with apparel brands, prompting remediation and compensation for migrant workers who suffered a litany of labour rights abuses. Almost 100 garment workers from Bangladesh were interviewed in total for the investigation. […]
Three major fashion companies, including PVH, the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, Second Clothing, and UK-heritage brand Barbour, have agreed to pay a total of 420,593 USD in compensation to garment workers in Mauritius following the publication of an undercover investigation into labor rights abuse.
Barbour and owner of Calvin Klein and Hilfiger among brands to pay £400,000 after report alleges illegal hiring fees, deception and intimidation.
Our Founder & President Benjamin Skinner recently sat down with Richard Lui on MSNBC to discuss our newly published investigation into labor rights abuses in apparel factories in Mauritius.