Together, we’re tackling poverty in the fashion industry.

Stand with the women who make our clothes.
Add your name to demand big brands pay a living wage.

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Thank you for standing with the women who make our clothes to demand big Australian brands pay a living wage.

We know big brands listen to their customers.
If enough of us come together, we can end the payment of poverty wages. Will you help us spread the word?

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Oxfam’s What She Makes campaign demands big clothing brands pay the women who make our clothes a living wage.

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Oxfam What She Makes Research

THE CAMPAIGN

Big brands are keeping the women who make our clothes living in poverty.

The women who make our clothes do not make enough to live on – keeping them in poverty. Despite long hours away from their families, working full time plus many hours of overtime, big clothing brands do not pay garment workers enough money to cover the basics of life – food and decent shelter.

If we were paid a little more money, then I could one day send my son to school; we could live happily, we could lead a better life.”

If we were paid a little more money, then I could one day send my son to school; we could live happily, we could lead a better life.”

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See the new report

Oxfam has just released groundbreaking research, that reveals how unethical business practices of Australia’s fashion brands impact the women who make our clothes.

Made in Poverty: The True Price of Fashion

Groundbreaking research from Oxfam showing the impact that low wages has on the lives of the people who make our clothes. (February 2019)

Latest Updates

25 Nov 2021
Latest Living Wage Milestone

Congratulations to Best & Less, Country Road, David Jones and Hanes (Bonds) on their progress towards ensuring the payment of living wages to garment workers in their supply chains! The brands just publicly committed to separate out – or ringfence – labour costs in price negotiations with their suppliers, for the women who make our clothes.

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25 Nov 2021
New report: Shopping for a Bargain

This week we released our new research report, Shopping for a Bargain. It’s the first detailed investigation of its kind, examining the purchasing practices of leading fashion retailers operating in Australia. Despite their commitments to ethical fashion, few big brands are living up to them, keeping the women who make our clothes in poverty.

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25 Nov 2021
Big W step towards a living wage

Big W Australia has announced the next step in their commitment to a living wage, by joining Action Collaboration Transformation (ACT) – a global initiative bringing together brands and unions to work towards living wages for the women who make our clothes, through collective bargaining.

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Together, we’re tackling poverty in the fashion industry.