Two Bangladeshi garment workers have been arrested after campaigning for improvements in working conditions. Kalpona Akter and Babul Ahkter have worked with countless workers in their own country and ethical fashion promoters in Britain.
As London Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday (24 February), the anti-poverty charity War on Want said that overseas garment workers are still being exploited to produce clothes for British high street stores.
This week sees the launch of a global Ethical Fashion Calendar to bring together the various events, campaigns and products which seek to take an ethical approach to fashion. It promotes shows, exhibtions and talks around the world.