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FAIRWEAR AS A HALLMARK OF CITY RETAILING
 
 

ACHIEVEMENT: City retailers support, carry and advertise the No Sweat Shop Label and manufacturers become accredited to the Homeworkers Code of Practice. The idea of Fairwear becomes a hallmark of city retailing.

TARGET DATE: December 2003 PROGRESS: Some.

DESCRIPTION: The City of Melbourne ensures: 1/ Retailers in the city support, carry and advertise the No Sweat Shop Label which is a consumers guarantee that the garments they are buying are sweat-free; and, 2/ Manufacturers become accredited to the Homeworkers Code of Practice.

Since 2000, I have successfully made our support of The Melbourne Fashion Festival conditional upon the organisers allowing companies subscribing to the No Sweat Shop Label and Homeworkers Code of practice to promote and advertise this.

I will pursue how we can further extend Fairwear in the City of Melbourne by calling a meeting of interested parties in March 2003 to consider their ideas.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information available on the Fairwear website at: http:www.uca.org.au/fairwear

NoSweatShopLabel.com provides information on the NoSweatShop Label and accreditation.

 

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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