Istanbul Foster Care Association

Istanbul Foster Care Association
(Istanbul Koruyucu Aile Derneği)

Temiz Giysi Kampanyasi is dedicated to support and improve working conditions for workers in the global garment and sportswear industries. Temiz Giysi is part of the Clean Clothes Campaign, an international coalition of 200 organisations involved in activities across 15 European countries since 1989. This network provides support to the work of Temiz Giysi in their aim to educate and mobilise consumers, lobby companies and governments, and offer direct solidarity support to workers.

Garment workers across the world face a daily grind of excessive hours, forced overtime, lack of job security, poverty-level wages, denial of many trade union rights, poor health, exhaustion, sexual harassment, and hazardous working environments. In addition to a sizeable domestic market, Turkey is one of the largest exporters of textiles and apparel globally so the sector employs more than one million registered workers – and many more unregistered.

Turkey Mozaik Foundation is providing financial support to Temiz Giysi to develop its organisational capacity.