Fashion Revolution Week: Thursday
Thursday, 25 April 2019 | Joanna
Many overseas workers supplying well-known British fashion companies toil in conditions of ‘modern slavery’, meaning they are owned or controlled by an ‘employer’ or forced to work.
The UK Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Act in 2015: to require big brands to explain what they are doing to tackle modern slavery in their supply chains. The problem is that the British Government doesn’t keep a list of who is doing what. Together, we can make the Government take responsibility for enforcing its own law. An influential cross-party group of MPs has already concluded that having a central Government database is a sensible step forward. And, if enough of us raise our voices, we can persuade the Government to set it up.
Sign the petition here