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Retailers to Install Virtual
Forced Labor Continues
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February 1, 2013
Issue # 330
Retailers to Install Virtual
The fitting room displays garment pictures that correspond
to shoppers exact body size and shape
Retailers including Adidas, Hugo Boss, LK Bennett, Nicole Farhi and Superdry have signed up to install virtual
fitting room technology from Fits.me.
The Fits.me Virtual Fitting Room will enable online shoppers to customise mannequins to their individual
measurements so they can see how clothes look on them before they buy.
It is able to pull key garment pictures from the database that correspond to a customer's exact body size and shape.
Fits.me founder and chief executive Heikki Haldre said:
"Addressing the online fit problem is becoming a high priority activity for retailers and brands, as an
increasing proportion of sales come from their online channel.
"Resolving the inability of shoppers to physically try on clothes when shopping online brings important, significant
and measurable benefits in terms of reducing garment returns for reasons of fit, and in increasing conversions
by overcoming buyer hesitation."
The Superdry, Adidas and Hugo Boss agreements span multiple overseas websites.
"This is a strong indicator of both the international nature of the fit problem and of the Fits.me Virtual
Fitting Room solution," Haldre added.
The virtual fitting rooms, which are being branded for each retailer, are expected to launch when they unveil
their spring/summer collections.
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Forced Labor Continues
Governments should take action to help end forced and child labor in the Uzbek cotton fields, according to a
new report by the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights.
Based on information gathered by human rights workers in Uzbekistan last autumn, the NGO's review concludes that
forced labor continued to be a major factor in the 2012 cotton harvest.
Despite a demographic shift away from using younger children, there was intensified forced
labor of adults, a rejection of independent monitoring and increased extraction of financial and other resources from Uzbek
citizens by the country’s government, the report finds.
“The government of Uzbekistan made no progress toward ending forced labor
of children and adults during the 2012 cotton harvest,” said the Forum.
“While they maintained more schools open for younger children and did not
mobilize them on the same massive scale as in the past, forced child labor
of high school students increased nationwide; there were incidents of forced child
labor of young children; and forced labor of adults increased dramatically.”
It added that the increase in financial extortion during the harvest had been “alarming”.
The Forum called on US and EU governments to withdraw Uzbekistan from the generalized
system of preferences (GSP) until the Uzbek government showed that it could meet
GSP conditionality to protect fundamental human rights.
Meanwhile, companies, it added, should eliminate Uzbek cotton from their supply chains until reforms were carried
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Lingerie Fashion Show Benefit Event Donates All Proceeds to Newtown/Sandy Hook School
Come out to Grayslake for an evening of fun and entertainment in
support of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. 100% of Event and Raffle ticket proceeds will be donated to this
worthy cause. Two downtown Grayslake businesses, The Fitting Room and Eminjayin Productions, are co-hosting the
Valentine-themed benefit event which will be held at The Studio,123 Center Street, on Saturday February 9th from
7pm to 10pm.
Charities connect people with caring hearts, like Valentine's Day connects people of all ages. Business
owners Bex Anderson and Harper Neilson, whose heart's felt heavy when hearing about the Sandy Hook tragedy, are
taking action. "We want to show our love and support for the school and families in the Newtown/Sandy Hook
Community through our businesses." says Anderson.
Hopefully the couples and singles attending will feel warmth and love from the Valentine-inspired evening and
change lives by giving to this charitable cause.
The highlights of the evening will include a Lingerie Fashion Show preceded by a short burlesque revue and
raffles including a grand prize raffle. Several local businesses will do their part in making the evening
memorable with refreshments provided by The Vine ñ Martini & Wine Bar, DJ entertainment and photo booth provided by
Memory Makers, and products from The Bloom Room, Uniquely Sweet and The Fitting Room will be available for purchase
in celebration of Valentine's Day. Paris Hair Design will provide the creative hair styling and airbrush make-up
artistry for the everyday women modeling lingerie, and will have Gift Certificates available for purchase.
Tickets for the charity event are available now through The Fitting Room website for $10 in advance, or $15 at the
door. Raffle tickets can also be purchased on the website, or at the door, for $5 each. In addition, separate
donations to The Sandy Hook School Support Fund will be accepted.
About The Sandy Hook School Support Fund:
The Sandy Hook School Support Fund is administered by United Way of Western Connecticut. All proceeds from the
fund will be used to provide support services to the Newtown/Sandy Hook community and to the families who are
rebuilding their lives in the wake of this tragic event.
About The Fitting Room:
Bex Anderson opened The Fitting Room in 2012 to help women of all shapes and sizes find their individual beauty and
confidence by experiencing a life-changing expert bra fitting. The chic boutique offers exquisite intimate wear
in a wide range of styles, sizes and prices; a variety of accessories; plus many additional personalized services
such as lingerie styling, bridal lingerie services, personal shopping and private events. The Fitting Room is
also an Ambassador for The Bra Recyclers, accepting gently used or new bra donations for women in need.
About Eminjayin Productions:
Eminjayin Productions is a boutique photography studio owned by Steve & Harper Neilson, a husband and wife team.
Their award-winning studio provides exceptional photography and videography services. Wedding, bridal,
boudoir, pin-up, and any special event, are all professionally and beautifully captured for memory
preservation at its best.
Ms. Bex Anderson, Owner
The Fitting Room
11 S. Lake Street Grayslake, IL 60030
Due to the nature of this event, guests must be at least
18 years of age.
Mandatory Made In Labels
The European Parliament urged the European Commission to
stick to its guns in proposing that origin labeling for clothing and shoes made outside the European Union (EU) be
The call came after the EU executive threatened to withdraw a legislative proposal on the issue.
The Commission is struggling to find majority support for the idea on the EU Council of Ministers. If the proposal
is in the end withdrawn, clothing and footwear manufacturers would not be obliged to disclose the origin
of their producers when selling in the European market.
MEPs also pointed out in a resolution this would weaken the EU compared with competitors such as the US, China and
Japan, which do have mandatory ‘made in' labels.
The chair of the parliament's international trade committee, Portuguese social democrat Vital
Moreira, said in a debate the legislation was designed to "prevent the use of false or misleading labels, so as to put us on an
equal footing with our trade partners".
Other MEPs accused multinationals in some big EU countries of lobbying against the legislation which would ban
"misleading or no claims of origin to cover up environmental and social dumping," said a parliament
The motion asked the European Commission to make the proposal more politically palatable, but preserve its core
Campaigners Push for
Release of Jailed Labor
Human rights groups are calling for the release of jailed
Thai labor rights campaigner and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk.
Bangkok’s Criminal Court convicted Prueksakasemsuk, a campaigner on behalf of garment workers, on two counts of
Article 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code, and jailed him for 11 years.
The case revolves around the publication of two magazine articles by Prueksakasemsuk in 2011 which were alleged to
be insulting to the Thai monarch – forbidden under Article 112.
“Somyot is a prisoner of conscience,” said the Clean Clothes Campaign, in a joint statement with the Free
Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign.
“He was convicted solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression and opinion, and the right to
participate in public life.”
The group added: “Today’s verdict is a serious blow to the rule of law in Thailand and will further contribute to
Campaigners argue that the case has violated international human rights law, and particularly the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which has been ratified by Thailand.
“If Thailand is to be in compliance with its binding international legal obligations to respect and protect
basic rights, this unjust verdict against Somyot should be promptly overturned on appeal,” the groups said.
Workers Hold Vigil Over
Workers at a shuttered apparel factory in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh are maintaining a 24-hour vigil at the
facility, claiming they are owed US$200,000 in unpaid wages and benefits.
The workers – who hope to catch the managers if they return to collect machinery or other assets – believe the
Kingsland factory closure in December was engineered to enable a new factory to open, employing temporary workers
without union representation.
Now a number of international labor rights organizations, including Clean Clothes Campaign, are supporting the
They are calling on retailers Walmart and H&M – which they say were supplied with underwear by Kingsland – to ensure
that Kingsland pays all monies owed in accordance with Cambodian labor law.
The statement, signed by 17 organizations from around the
world, also urges “immediate and transparent”
investigations to be carried out by the retailers.
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