Years of campaigning by trade union and labour rights organizations around the world have forced major apparel brands to acknowledge that the workers who make their products are entitled to wages that meet their basic needs by local standards. The focus has now shifted to pressuring brands to put their living wage policies into practice.
MSN collaborates with the Clean Clothes Campaign on its global living wage campaign, and works with trade union and women’s organizations in Central America to increase their awareness of living wage campaigns and initiatives in other regions and internationally, and to support their efforts develop strategies to achieve a living wage in their region.
Measuring and Achieving a Living Wage
- Fair Wear Foundation Living Wage Website
- Fair Wear Foundation: Pushing Past the Roadblock Posed by Competition Law
- Asia Floor Wage: What is it and why do we need one?
- Richard & Martha Anker methodology: A Shared Approach to Estimating Living Wages Short description of the agreed methodology
- Doug Miller: “Toward Sustainable Labour Costing in UK Fashion Retail”
- “Eight Steps Toward a Living Wage: A Costing Model for clothing brands and retailers”