Play Fair at the Olympics

Respect workers' rights in the sportswear industry

Published: 25 April 2006

In March 2004 Oxfam, Global Unions and the Clean Clothes Campaign released a report and launched a campaign, called Play Fair at the Olympics. Hundreds of thousands of sportswear workers, mostly women in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, are working long hours under arduous conditions for poverty-level wages. This case study aims to illustrate what is at stake.