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How major brands like Zara and H&M plan to boost garment worker wages

A coalition of the world’s big fashion and footwear brands will soon boost the wages of production workers in developing countries, when the ACT Global Purchasing Practices Standard is implemented by December 2023. “Brands alone can’t increase wages, we don’t control factories, yet we must recognise that we have a critical role to play and influence through our purchasing practices so we can either impede or facilitate progress on living wages,” said Rick Lambell, head of sustainable d