Do we buy it? A supply chain investigation into living wage commitments from M&S and H&M

Anna McMullen, Sanjita Majumder, 2015

Name of publisher/editor

Labour Behind the Label, Cividep, SUM, Heather Stilwell and CLEC

Geographic area




Summary & key words

Marks and Spencer (M&S), the UK’s most trusted supplier of pants and socks, and H&M, the UK high street’s favourite low cost fashion store, have both promoted their brands as different from the rest by claiming ethics set them apart. Through paper bags, clothes recycling, eco collections, and strategic press moments, these two brands have claimed to do things differently. But do these claims have a grounding in reality for workers on the other side of the world making their goods? 


Subject (Categories)

economic social environmental