Trade for Sustainable Development. Presentation of ‘Fashion Focus: the fundamental right to a living wage’


On Tuesday 20 February 2018, The Circle’s report by Livia Firth, Jessica Simor QC and Miriam González Durántez, will be presented in the European Parliament. It will be followed by a discussion with Carlo Calenda (Italian Minister of Economic Development), Bernd Lange (Chairman of the International Trade Committee), Cecilia Malmström (European Commissioner for Trade) and Guy Stuart (Executive Director, Microfinance Opportunities).

The aim of this report is to set the debate on living wages in the garment industry within a clear, legal framework. To that end, the report sets out the legal basis for a living wage being recognised as a fundamental human right and describes the duties of actors along the supply chain to fulfil and uphold that right.

Please click here for the report.