Primark ,UK was emerging as a leader in the global information services industry in the mid-1990s. Through its four major divisions, the company focused its information services on financial, weather, and information technology markets. Primark also provided miscellaneous transportation and financial services. Primark was basically a utility company until 1987, when it exited that business and forged into information services. Primark is a clothing retailer, operating over 232 stores in Ireland (where it is branded as Penney’s), the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. The company’s main headquarters are in Ireland, and it is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF). When Primark first opened in June 1969 (in Mary Street, Dublin) it became apparent that more stores were required and another four were added to the chain. Primark is known for selling clothes at the budget end of the market. The company’s success is based on sourcing supply cheaply, making clothes with simple designs and fabrics, only making them in the most popular sizes and buying stock in huge bulks and varieties. All of the company’s merchandise is made specifically for the company and as such Primark has its own brand names. Within both menswear and ladies wear there is one main brand name that supplies most of the fashion labels, which are added too by other suppliers.
Since 1991, with a large number of certifications and considered as a reference within the profession, SOLOs creates and develops products ensuring you that your brand image will be communicated via irreproachable products. This high exigency level also reflects our dedication in respecting our code of conduct and our technical specifications. This rigorousness obeys to the rules defined by the International Labor Organization Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To SOLOs, commitment to the planet lies within the strict respect of the environment and their involvement in many social actions that we continuously undertake and confirms the values we are proud to defend.
New look (UK):
New Look has come a long way since its first store set up in Taunton in 1969. In the UK they have 14.5 million consumers shopping with their store in the last year. While they have over 1,100 stores worldwide, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Europe, in the Middle East, Singapore, Egypt, Poland, Serbia, Indonesia, Montenegro, Croatia, Morocco, Romania, Ukraine, Malta and Russia. Brands of New look are delivering fashion excitement, newness and value. So it translate the latest trends from the catwalk, celebrities and the streets as fast as it can, providing customers with fashion that is bang on trend – and great value to boot. New look regularly win awards for their clothing and footwear and are today the number 1 women’s wear and accessories retailer by value in the UK, amongst the Under 35s, with 10.5% market share. New Look isn’t just for the girls either it is gaining market share in menswear. New Look’s online business also continues to grow, with customers visiting New Look whenever and wherever it suits them – making it one of the most visited fashion websites in the UK. New Look care about how the employees of the suppliers valued by the management and investing on mid management relationship.
Bangladesh Garment Workers Protection Alliance (BGWPA)
SCIB instigated the formation of Bangladesh Garment Workers Protection Alliance (BGWPA), which is an alliance of labor-supportive NGOs, trade unions and human rights organizations that recognizes the need of coordinated actions to protect the rights of garment workers. This initiative particularly deals with the perceived threat of the MFA phase out. SCIB continues to provide secretariat services to the Alliance and promotes constructive dialogue and evidence-based advocacy. SCIB holds monthly meeting with the Alliance members and in addition to that, during the reporting period, SCIB meets with BGMEA, government officials and members of the Alliance to discuss problems faced by the RMG sector, such as health and safety standards, workers demands, working conditions etc. SCIB, meanwhile jointly collaborating with BGWPA, continues to promote the rights of the garments workers through campaigns, demonstrations and other advocacy strategies. SCIB uses the Alliance as a medium for advocacy purposes for protecting and promoting the rights, interests and livelihood security of the garments workers. Since the inception of the BGWPA in December 2001, this coalition of NGOs, workers federations, trade unions, and other associations has been engaged in active campaigns to give voice to garment workers concerns during the time of market uncertainties. In addition to that, BGWPA has played a great role in ensuring that garment workers issues are seriously taken into consideration for any solutions proposed by the government and trade sector. The alliance works through a secretariat based at SCIB and currently the Managing Director of SCIB is its convener.