Human Rights In Fashion

Mission

EXPOSING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS

Human Rights in Fashion Centre is the WORLD’S FIRST centre for ACTION dedicated to exposing human rights violations in the fashion industry. 

HUMAN RIGHTS ACCOUNTABILITY

We openly take a stand against organisations, businesses and fashion houses who engage in unethical practices. We condemn indecent working conditions, inhuman and degrading treatments child labour rights violations, modern slavery, discrimination and inequality. We hold violators accountable, insist on policy and practical changes and monitor agreed pledges to ensure rights-based implementation. We publish final change outcome and recommendations.

SUSTAINABILITY

In line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we advocate for sustainable methods and the implementation environmentally friendly practices in production and delivery cycles. We encourage the use of recyclable, sustainable and ethically complaint materials and products with the aim of preserving the planet. We decry green washing and stand for taking practical, innovative and revolutionary actions that can lead to meaningful change.

PARTNERSHIPS

We dialogue and partner with researchers, academia and activists to find innovative rights-based, practical and ethical solutions to human rights violations.

CLIMATE CHANGE

We acknowledge the impact of fast fashion on the environment and advocate for environmentally friendly products, services and consumerism to reduce waste and lessen environmental impact. We believe in an environment that effortlessly upholds human rights standards, biodiversity, ecological integrity and social justice in practice.

RESEARCH

We commission research missions and publish critical expository report on supply chain violations. We trace production cycles to ensure the practices are human rights compliant, sustainable and ethical. The centre provides resources for critical human rights research, activism and advocacy support for exposing human rights violations and provides a rights-based solutions.

 

Social Impact

Over the past years, the fashion industry’s role in human rights violations has been increasingly attracting attention. From cancelling billions of dollars’ worth of clothing orders mid-pandemic to the discovery of labour exploitation in Leicester’s clothing factories, the industry has continued to make headlines for its unethical practices.

Social Impact

Over the past years, the fashion industry’s role in human rights violations has been increasingly attracting attention. From cancelling billions of dollars’ worth of clothing orders mid-pandemic to the discovery of labour exploitation in Leicester’s clothing factories, the industry has continued to make headlines for its unethical practices.

THE ROLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN FASHION?

The fashion industry thrives off working environments where exploitation is rife. The competition to produce the cheapest clothing in the quickest time places manufacturers under pressure to cut costs and demand longer working hours and encourages outsourcing to unregulated factories. The greater the demand for fast fashion, the more the industry can sustain and profit off labour exploitation. Multinational fashion corporations chooses to keep this complex, poorly regulated structures in place because they profit off cheap and exploitative labour in supply countries. We must uncover these abuses and hold the brands to account. Consciously identifying and exposing human rights violations will engineer change and provide a more regulated structure. Through our grassroots advocacy work in communities and visibility in the press, we emphasize human rights violations and provide practical solutions. We therefore, dedicated to highlighting and exposing child labour violations, modern slavery, unfair pay, indecent working conditions, discrimination and poor ethical practices.

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