By Bryony Moore; Tuesday 1 November 2011; guardian.co.uk
Progress might be slow, and a sweat-free high street is still a long way off, but it's not all doom and gloom
How much success have campaigners had?
Campaigners have been battling for an ethical fashion industry ever since the first sweatshop scandals broke back in the 1990s. Even now, Ethical Consumer magazine's latest buyers' guide reveals that a sweat-free high street is still a long way off.
Anton Marcus, joint secretary of the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union in Sri Lanka believes the single biggest barrier to progress is access to free trade unions:
\Our biggest fight is with the supplier companies who are strongly anti-union and the government