Organisations active in India

Clean Clothes Campaign
Postbus 11584
1001 GN Amsterdam
Tel:020 - 412 27 86
Fax:0318 - 412-27 86 /

The Clean Clothes Campaign aims to improve working conditions and to empower workers in the global garment industry, in order to end the oppression, exploitation and abuse of workers in this industry, most of whom are women. It does this by:
  • Putting pressure on companies to take responsibility to ensure that their garments are produced in decent working conditions.
  • Supporting workers, trade unions and NGOs in producer countries.
  • Raising awareness among consumers by providing accurate information about working conditions in the global garment and sportswear industry, in order to mobilise citizens to use their power as consumers.
  • Exploring legal possibilities for improving working conditions, and lobbying for legislation to promote good working conditions and for laws that would compel governments and companies to become ethical consumers.
Clean Clothes Campaigns
Established Clean Clothes Campaigns are autonomous coalitions with NGOs (consumer, research, women's, fair trade and youth organisations, solidarity groups, churches, etc) and trade unions as members in European countries, each with a secretariat, and each sending a representative to the European Coordination Meeting.
Clean Clothes Project groups
CCC 'projects' or 'project groups' or 'task forces' are NGOs or networks of them in garment producing countries, with which the CCC works together. In India there is a 'Clean Clothes Project groups'. The address is:
CCC Task force –Tamilnadu
C/o SAVE, 5, Iswariya Nagar
KNP Colony, Dharapuram main Road
Near Government Hospital
Tirupur – 641 608
Tel:00-91-421-242 81 00
Fax:00-91-421-242 82 00

Between October 2000 and March 2001 SOMO and the Dutch CCC did a research project in India and Sri Lanka into labor conditions in garment factories that are producing for major Dutch retailers. The Dutch companies are: Bijenkorf, HEMA, Hunkemöller, Vroom & Dreesman and WE International. These companies all have a code of conduct and have started implementation systems, but there is still no sign that independent verification of what the working conditions are in the facilities producing their garments.