FAIR TRADE & WORKERS RIGHTS

Kmart’s disclosure of supplier factories an Australian first, says Oxfam

17 Dec 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Kmart’s disclosure today of the locations of its supplier factories in Bangladesh is an Australian first and a crucial step on a journey towards better conditions for workers, Oxfam Australia said today.

Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said the move was a ‘watershed moment’ for Australian retailing that would encourage transparency for the rest of the industry.

Oxfam welcomes Kmart’s pledge to be the first Aussie retailer to release locations of garment factories

10 Jul 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia today welcomes Kmart’s confirmation that it will publish the addresses of supplier factories in all countries making its clothing, as this will allow independent checks of conditions for workers.

Launceston Mayor encourages Tasmanians to ‘Go Fair’

10 May 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Launceston’s Mayor is calling on Tasmanians to Go Fair in 2013 by making the switch to fair trade products as part of Fair Trade Fortnight.

To help Tasmanians understand more about how buying fair trade benefits producers in developing countries, the mayor will be speaking at a World Fair Trade Day special event on Saturday 11 May at 12.00pm in the Launceston Mall.

K-Mart, Target, tell us where your Bangladeshi factories are: Oxfam

3 May 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia is urging some of Australia’s biggest retailers to immediately release the locations of their factories in Bangladesh, as the death toll from last week’s collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka climbs to more than 400.

Big chocolate companies not doing right by women

8 Mar 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia is urging shoppers to put pressure on the chocolate giants as a major investigation reveals Mars, Mondelez and Nestle are buying cocoa from countries where women farmers are treated badly.

Oxfam gifts to help make dad feel proud this Father’s Day

16 Aug 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

With just a fortnight until Father’s Day, Oxfam has a range of fair trade gifts for those looking to show dad they truly care.

Pacific Brands’ sandblasting ban puts workers’ lives before profits

20 Jun 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Pacific Brands, makers of King Gee and Hard Yakka, has put people’s lives before profits by banning the use of deadly sandblasting throughout the factories that make its denim products, Oxfam Australia said today.

Are our Olympic stars in uniforms made in sweatshops?

7 May 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is calling on the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to ensure workers producing sportswear for Australia’s Olympic athletes are treated fairly, after a new report highlighted the exploitation of workers producing sportswear for the London Games.

Give to mothers around the world this Mother’s Day

4 May 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Buying a hand-crafted fair trade gift from Oxfam this Mother’s Day will help mothers all around the world to escape the poverty cycle.

Celebrity chef Simon Bryant cooks ‘fair’ with flair

4 May 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Celebrity chef Simon Bryant, from ABC’s “The Cook and the Chef”, will be cooking chocolate muffins using Oxfam ‘fair’ products at Foodland, Norwood (161–169 The Parade, Norwood), on Monday 7 May 2012, hourly between 10am and 2pm.