Symbolically send back a garment due to its “living wage defect”

In the majority of the cases, garment workers only earn 20% to 30 % of a living wage. If our clothes had 80% or 70% missing, we would send them back. Let’s do the same thing for a living wage defect!

Send back a garment and tell the brands you want a living wage instead.

 

Made in Cambodia
Garment workers only earn 35% of a €285 monthly living wage
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Minimum wage
100 €
month
Living wage
285 €
month
Return to sender
Made in Bangladesh
Garment workers only earn 19% of a €259 monthly living wage
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Minimum wage
50 €
month
Living wage
259 €
month
Return to sender
Made in India
Garment workers only earn 26% of a €195 monthly living wage
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Minimum wage
52 €
month
Living wage
195 €
month
Return to sender
Made in China
Garment workers only earn 46% of a €376 monthly Living Wage
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Minimum wage
175 €
month
Living wage
376 €
month
Return to sender

* These amounts of minimum wages earned are based on the legal minimum wages applied to the clothing sector, according to the most recent information in possession of the Clean Clothes Campaign on 8th July 2015

** These amounts of living wages are based on the calculation of the Asia Floor Wage Alliance 2013

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