Sweden -H&M customers and the living wage for workers -June 24, 2015

H&Ms pledge: workers at suppliers making its garments should be paid a ‘fair living wage’ by 2018.

The fashion company Hennes & Mauritz is focusing on its ethical profile to drive long-term sales growth as shoppers become more interested in how clothes are produced as well as their environmental impact. The fashion industry has come under increasing pressure to cut water use and pesticides in cotton farming, reduce pollution from textile factories and improve factory conditions. Notably, the living wage is now a prominent issue in the group’s policy. H&M has pledged that workers at suppliers making about 60 percent of its garments should be paid a ‘fair living wage’ by 2018.

English: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/business/hm-banks-fashion-conscious …   

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