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Oxfam's 'Nice', 'Naughty' list of garment firms, retailers

Nov '19
Pic: Fabeha Monir/OxfamAUS
Pic: Fabeha Monir/OxfamAUS
Best & Less, Bonds, City Chic, Elk, Kmart, Target, Cotton On Group, Country Road Group, David Jones, Gorman, Dangerfield, H&M, Designworks, Review, Forever New, and Jeanswest were named recently by British charity Oxfam’s as ‘Nice’ firms for making clear commitments that included a living wage, and set out a clear timeline for when this will be implemented.

According to Oxfam, a living wage means enough money is earned in a standard week to the basic essentials – food, housing, healthcare, clothing, transport, education, as well as money for unexpected events.

The $23-billion fashion industry would be able to afford the cost of paying its garment workers a living wage if it raised the price of its garments by just 1 per cent, Oxfam research released in 2017 said.

Oxfam has also named and shamed several retailers, putting them in the ‘Naughty’ list, for not paying garment workers a living wage and lagging behind their peers in making commitments to do so, and is pushing consumers to make their voices heard on the issue.

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