Textile, clothing and footwear industry campaign
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Campaign Report
We recently released our Textile, Clothing and Footwear Compliance Phase Campaign Report that details how we carried out the compliance phase of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Campaign, industry settings, findings and outcomes of the activity.
Download the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Compliance Phase Campaign Report (DOCX 434.3KB) (PDF 1.1MB) for more information.
For insights and outcomes from the education phase of this Campaign, read our Textile, Clothing and Footwear Campaign Education Phase Report on our Campaign reports page.
We looked into the textile, clothing and footwear (‘TCF’) industry to help employers and employees (including outworkers) understand their rights and obligations at work.
Why textile, clothing and footwear?
The TCF industry is a unique industry that has undergone significant changes in the past 40 years. These changes have exposed an already vulnerable workforce to possible exploitation. Our experience of working with employers and employees within the TCF industry has shown there is often confusion about employer obligations, particularly when engaging outworkers.
What we did
In the education phase, we talked to retailers, merchant distributors, employers and outworkers about:
- minimum wages and conditions
- record keeping and pay slips
- outworkers and supply chain issues.
In the compliance phase, we focussed on businesses that had been educated about their industry-specific obligations in the preceding phase. The activity also targeted additional businesses in supply chains identified in the earlier interactions, and businesses of interest named by stakeholders.
Help for employers, employees and outworkers
We have resources and information to help both employers and employees understand their rights and obligations in the TCF industry:
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