25 Oct '12, 5pm

H&M under fire after Swedish TV documentary shows the scandalous production conditions in Cambodia #livingwage

H&M under fire after Swedish TV documentary shows the scandalous production conditions in Cambodia #livingwage

A documentary revealing the miserable conditions faced by Cambodian factory workers producing goods for the fashion retailer H&M was aired on Swedish national television last night. Campaigners and the media are calling on H&M to respond to allegations of poverty pay in the industry. “The documentary revealed the reality behind the glamorous veneer of fast, cheap fashion sold in H&M stores,” said Klaus Melvin Jensen, Coordinator for Clean Clothes Campaign Denmark. “I fear many of H&M’s customers will loose their appetite for cheap clothing after seeing this film.” In recent months H&M have held a number of high profile meetings with dignitaries such as the Vice Prime-Minister of Cambodia, and officials from the wage board of Cambodia to call for a higher minimum wage to be implemented for workers. Yet campaigners say that meetings and good intentions are not a sufficient r...

Full article: http://www.cleanclothes.org/media-inquiries/press-release...

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