About Us

Who We Are

The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) was founded in the Netherlands in 1989 as Schone Kleren Campagne. We have since expanded to become a global network of over 235 organisations operating in over 45 countries. The CCC Network connects actors across the garment and sportswear industry, linking homebased worker organisations, grass-roots unions, women's organisations and trade unions, to labour rights and feminist organisations, CSOs and activists in both garment-producing and consumer market countries.

In 2016, labour NGOs from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan formed the Clean Clothes Campaign East Asia Coalition (CCCEA) to strengthen the cooperation within the region to work on various issues, in particular freedom of association, labour rights and occupational health and safety across countries.

CCC is dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.Other than supporting workers' cases, CCC also advocate for greater transparency in garment supply chain, living wage for workers, and freedom of association.


How We Work

We believe change starts with collective action. The Clean Clothes Campaign East Asia Coalition (CCCEA) shares the vision and mission of the Clean Clothes Campaign Network, and seeks to implement it in the region of East Asia.



The CCC Network’s vision is that all people working in the global garment and sportswear industries enjoy and exercise their labour and human rights at work and in the community, and are able to defend and improve the implementation of those rights.



The Clean Clothes Campaign Network works to structurally improve working conditions and support the empowerment of manufacturing workers in global garment and sportswear supply chains so that governments protect employment rights and human rights, companies respect these rights and workers have access to remedy for violations of these rights. To achieve our vision, we:

  1. Work in solidarity with workers, trade unions, civil society and labour rights organisations throughout global garment and sportswear supply chains;
  2. Lobby and advocate for governments to strengthen and implement legislation, regulation and judicial mechanisms to uphold workers’ rights;
  3. Put pressure on companies to respect workers’ rights and use responsible purchasing practices;
  4. Take up specific cases of violations of the rights of workers and activists in support of workers’ demands upon their request, and integrate learning from these cases into our strategy;
  5. Raise awareness, campaign and mobilise people to undertake individual and collective action linked to their role as consumers, citizens, investors, workers or in other areas of life;
  6. Use judicial mechanisms, lobby for legislation and regulation and call for binding mechanisms for corporate accountability to protect workers’ rights;
  7. Promote public and private procurement that ensures workers’ rights are respected;
  8. Work together to strengthen the CCC Network;
  9. Develop alliances, including those with workers throughout the global garment and sportswear supply chain, to transform the business model and strengthen the global movement for workers’ rights, human rights and gender, economic, social and environmental justice.


Global Network

The Clean Clothes Campaign Network operates as several Regional Coalitions so that organisations can focus on the most effective strategies and urgent concerns within these geo-political regions.

There are four Regional Coalitions alongside the International Office in Amsterdam.

At the moment, these are:

  • The European Coalition

  • The South Asian Coalition

  • The South East Asian Coalition

  • The East Asian Coalition

Besides these coalitions, there are groups and organisations in North America, Central America, Australia and other countries and regions.

The organisations hold a broad spectrum of perspectives and interests, such as women’s rights, consumer advocacy and poverty reduction. As a grass-roots network, both in garment-producing and in consumer markets, we identify local problems and objectives and transform them into global actions.