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  • From Tragedy to Triumph: Nilufa’s Journey and the Call for Justice

    To commemorate the 11th Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster, What She Makes Campaigner Mwangala Matakala shares Nilufa Yasmin’s harrowing experience as a survivor. Nilufa’s resilience amidst the horrors of exploitative labor practices in Bangladesh’s garment industry serves as a rallying cry for fair wages, safe working conditions, and dignity for all workers worldwide. The…

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  • Garment workers of Achieve Fashion limited stage a demonstration in front Department of Labor building demanding reopen the garments factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Statement: Oxfam Stands with Bangladeshi Garment Workers

    Oxfam stands in solidarity with the Bangladeshi garment workers, activists, trade unions and worker representatives who advocate for increasing the minimum wage to Tk. 23,000 per month. We strongly urge all international fashion brands that source from Bangladesh to support trade unions’ demands for an increased minimum wage, particularly Canadian fashion brands like Joe Fresh,…

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  • Aritzia’s little secret

    A garment worker in Cambodia, where Aritzia sources many of its products, would need to work full-time for more than three years to earn what Aritzia’s CEO makes in just one day. But massive pay inequality isn’t the only problem. Keep reading to learn more.

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  • Stitch for Change: Uniting for Fair Fashion

    On a bright Friday in Vancouver, Oxfam Canada joined forces with youth-led organizations, Threading Change, Remake, and Stand.Earth, to organize the Stitch for Change Challenge. Our mission? To highlight the urgent need for transparency in the fashion industry. 

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  • What She Makes Campaign Brief

    Access to dignified work is a human right and a fundamental pathway out of poverty. Canadian brands must commit to paying a living wage to the women who make our clothes.

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  • Garment worker, Irin, photographed at her home in Dhaka. Photo credit: Fabeha Monir/Oxfam

    Milestone Two: Being Transparent

    This backgrounder describes why supply chain transparency is an important step in the runway to paying living wages and improving labour practices in the fashion industry.

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  • Kalpona Akter at her office. She is a labour activist from Bangladesh. She is the founder and executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity

    Leader Or Laggard?

    Adopting human rights and environmental due diligence legislation would help to advance Canada’s feminist foreign policy goals and gender equality measures in aid, trade, diplomacy, and defence.

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  • Milestone One: Making a Commitment

    Making a credible commitment is the first step in the runway to a living wage. Learn more about why this matters.

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  • Graphic and image of a young woman wearing a beanie

    Stuff Companies Say

    When fashion companies tell you about where their clothes are made and what they pay garment workers … There’s something missing.

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