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No Sweat (organisation)

No Sweat is a broad-based not-for-profit organisation with HQ in London's Kings Cross, England, which fights for the well being and protection of sweatshop labourers, not only in developing countries but also in Britain.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Partners 2
  • Events 3
    • Fashion parade 3.1
  • Goals 4
  • Gallery 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Working with the

  • Official website
  • No Sweat's Myspace
  • No Sweat's Facebook group
  • ethicalthreads.co.uk
  • labourbehindthelabel.or

External links

  1. ^ Topshop scandal: East End sweatshops exposed | News
  2. ^ "Mark Thomas".  
  3. ^ "Where Did It All Go Right? Andrew Collins". Wherediditallgoright.com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  4. ^ "UK | England | London | Models stage 'sweatshop' protest". BBC News. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 

References

See also

Gallery

They are volunteer-run, and anyone can get involved.

The group's activities are primarily two-fold, firstly to organise direct action campaigns to pressure the big brand companies that exploit people through sweatshop labour, secondly to work with independent organisations around the globe to support vulnerable people and help them to unite together and stand up to their employers, demanding safe working conditions, decent hours and a living wage as well as independent trade union rights to protect them from malicious attacks and extreme exploitation.

Goals

In April 2009 the BBC's in 2006.

Fashion parade

These events all aim to publicise the plight of sweatshop workers (children and adults) around the world as well as giving a platform to other, less prominent groups where appropriate and have developed a reputation as the last bastion of genuine counter culture in the now hyper-developed Kings Cross area.

Recently the organisation has been running a successful comedy night on the 2nd Thursday of each month in London's Cross Kings basement rooms, guest acts have included Mark Thomas,[2] Josie Long, Rob Newman, Robin Ince and Simon Munnery as well as live podcasts from established acts such as Richard Herring and Andrew Collins [3] and legendary punk filmmaker Don Letts.

They hold numerous events in London, Sheffield, Glasgow, Brighton and elsewhere around the United Kingdom, and have a presence at many events such as Glastonbury Festival's Leftfield and many smaller counter-culture festivals and gigs.

Events

The organisation works variously with parts of the National Garment Workers Federation and closely cooperates with the Ethical Threads clothing company in Britain. It is also aligned with other campaign groups like Labour Behind the Label, and with "No Sweat Apparel" in the United States. Independent of political influence, the group seeks to reach out to all parts of the global community to help stamp out sweatshop labour fullstop - often dealing directly with groups of workers that would normally have no voice and no support outside their immediate community - for example Batay Ouvriye in Haiti and individuals like jailed union official Ali Nejati in Iran.

Partners

. wage slavery and reported those involved to the authorities. No Sweat encourages consumers to choose ethically sourced clothing, whilst firmly rejecting boycotts which only lead to factories being moved further from the limelight, further increasing the dangers to those trapped in the cycle of [1]

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