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Shoppers asked to pressure popular fashion brands to step up

Major fashion brands in Australia, such as Just Jeans, Lorna Jane, Myer and Peter Alexander, must be open about how and where they manufacture their clothes to help lift the women who make them out of poverty, Oxfam has declared ahead of the Black Friday sales and Christmas. As Australians start their Christmas shopping in […]

COVID-19 cost women globally over $800 billion in lost income in one year

The COVID-19 crisis cost women around the world at least $800 billion in lost income in 2020, equivalent to more than the combined GDP of 98 countries, said Oxfam today. Globally, women lost more than 64 million jobs last year —a 5% loss, compared to a 3.9% loss for men. “Economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is […]

Oxfam congratulates Australian fashion brands on living wage milestone

Oxfam has congratulated Best & Less, Country Road, David Jones and Hanes (Bonds) on their progress towards ensuring payment of living wages to garment workers in their supply chains after the brands this week publicly committed to separate out – or ringfence – labour costs in price negotiations with their suppliers. In committing to this […]

Poor business dealings of big fashion brands driving poverty wages: Oxfam

The business practices of big Australian fashion brands are part of a system of entrenched inequality that has been laid bare by the coronavirus crisis and is keeping the women who make our clothes trapped by poverty wages, ground-breaking research released by Oxfam today has revealed. The report, Shopping for a Bargain, has exposed a […]

Women shouldering unpaid care burden amid coronavirus crisis – Oxfam survey

Forty-three percent of women interviewed in a five-country survey reported feeling more anxious, depressed, isolated, overworked or ill because they are having to shoulder even more unpaid care work as a result of the coronavirus crisis, Oxfam said today. The poll shows that while men have also taken on more care work during the pandemic, […]

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