24 Nov 2022
This year, brands were asked to commit to conducting a wage gap analysis, which involves calculating the difference between current worker wages and the living wage. Which brands have made a real commitment to a living wage, and who is lagging behind?
What She Makes Trip Report 2023
In early 2023 Oxfam Australia, Canada and Aoteaoa (NZ) visited Bangladesh. This was an opportunity for the women who make our clothes to tell their stories, helping us spread the truth about what she makes.
New eBook! Who made my clothes?
Did you know the women in Bangladesh who make our clothes get paid as little as $128 a month? Download our FREE eBook to uncover the ugly truth behind fast fashion and how together, we can create a fairer fashion industry.
Ten years on from Rana Plaza tragedy
Oxfam Australia is marking the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy by calling on Australian brands to do more to protect the rights of garment workers.
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.
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.
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.
Naughty or nice list 2019
In 2019, the Naughty or Nice List is about brands’ commitment to paying a living wage, which would lift the women who make our clothes, and their families, out of poverty. Which brands have made a real commitment and who is lagging behind?
Best&Less start their journey to pay a living wage
Best&Less have made a strong commitment to pay living wages throughout their supply chains.
What She Makes turns 2!
Now, after two years – and the actions of thousands of people across the country – a lot has changed for the better.
Factory X commit to pay a living wage
We’re excited to share that Factory X — who own Dangerfield, Alannah Hill, Jack London and Gorman and more — have made a real commitment to ensuring the women who make our clothes are paid a living wage!