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Forced Labor Continues 
in Uzbekistan
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Lingerie Fashion Show Benefit Event Donates All 
Proceeds to Newtown/Sandy Hook School and Families
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Mandatory Made In Labels
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February 1, 2013                                        Issue # 330

 
     
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                              Intimate Apparel

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Retailers to Install Virtual
          Fitting Rooms
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 
      in Uzbekistan
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 out.

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Karina Melissa & Laurie model
Delicious Sexywear of New York
Photo by Jerome Hamilton of Studio Time Photography
If you would like more information about Fashion Photo or would like to be included in the McPete Sez Fashion Photo contact Jerome Hamilton at 
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 Lingerie Fashion Show Benefit Event Donates All Proceeds to Newtown/Sandy Hook School and Families
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 numerous 
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.

CONTACT: 
Ms. Bex Anderson, Owner 
The Fitting Room
11 S. Lake Street Grayslake, IL 60030
Tel: 847-986-9272 
E-mail: mylingeriestylist@gmail.com  
www.thefittingroomboutique.com   

Due to the nature of this event, guests must be at least 
18 years of age. 


18/24

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 made mandatory.
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 memorandum.
The motion asked the European Commission to make the proposal more politically palatable, but preserve its core requirement.


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      Campaigners Push for
  Release of Jailed Labor
              Activist
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 self-censorship.”
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
      Unpaid Wages
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 workers.
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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