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Ethical clothing companies revealed: Just Jeans, Valley Girl, Glassons and other retailers fail test

26 August 2015

Blue jeans.

The Baptists World Aid’s 2015 Fashion Report has found just five percent of companies it surveyed are paying international suppliers' workers a living wage that meets their basic needs. The survey, which assesses the ethical practices of 128 clothing brands, aims to increase awareness around purchasing ethically.

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Keywords: ethics, textile industry, clothing, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technological outcomes, characteristics of technology

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