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Bangladesh’s Children Are Working 60 Hours a Week to Make Our “Fast Fashion”

Bangladesh’s Children Are Working 60 Hours a Week to Make Our “Fast Fashion”

It’s time to face the awful truth: Those cheap clothes we can’t get enough are probably the handiwork of impoverished children from Bangladesh, some as young as 6. About a third of the

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“Dozens” of Safety Violations Found at Bangladeshi Factory That Makes Donald J. Trump Shirts

“Dozens” of Safety Violations Found at Bangladeshi Factory That Makes Donald J. Trump Shirts

Photo by Andrew Neel/Unsplash The sweatshop that produces shirts for Donald Trump’s apparel brand has been cited for a laundry list of safety violations, making it an unsafe work environment. Workers at

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9-Year-Old Child Worker Dies in Textile Mill in Bangladesh

9-Year-Old Child Worker Dies in Textile Mill in Bangladesh

Photo by Varshesh Joshi/Unsplash Police in Bangladesh have arrested a textile-mill supervisor for allegedly torturing a 9-year-old worker to death over the weekend. The boy, Sagar Barman, had been working

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A Bangladeshi Sweatshop Emerges in the Heart of Amsterdam

A Bangladeshi Sweatshop Emerges in the Heart of Amsterdam

At first blush, “The Mad Rush” doesn’t appear unlike many of the trendy concept stores that litter the busy shopping street of Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. Ask to try something on,

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Fire at H&M Factory in Bangladesh Reveals Industry Failings

Fire at H&M Factory in Bangladesh Reveals Industry Failings

Photo by Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock At least four people were injured on Tuesday morning after a fire broke out at one of H&M’s supplier factories in the Gazipur district of

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Bangladeshi Workers Struggle Against Climate of Fear, Intimidation

Bangladeshi Workers Struggle Against Climate of Fear, Intimidation

The deadly collapse of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory building may have sparked a flurry of fire and building-safety reforms, but garment workers continue to struggle to be heard, according to a

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Leona Lewis Speaks Out About Child Labor, Animal Cruelty in Bangladesh Tanning Industry

Leona Lewis Speaks Out About Child Labor, Animal Cruelty in Bangladesh Tanning Industry

Photo by LaCameraChiara/Shutterstock Singer Leona Lewis has signed on with PETA, in an attempt to expose the horrors behind the leather industry based in Bangladesh. In a new video released by PETA, Lewis

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At This Bangladesh Sweatshop, Children Make Our Clothing for Little to No Pay

At This Bangladesh Sweatshop, Children Make Our Clothing for Little to No Pay

Photos by Claudio Montesano Casillas for Fashion Revolution Claudio Montesano Casillas didn’t know what he was in for when he signed up for a tour of Old Dhaka in Bangladesh. It was only the

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Three Years Later, Victims of Bangladesh Factory Fire Still Await Walmart Compensation

Three Years Later, Victims of Bangladesh Factory Fire Still Await Walmart Compensation

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters In November 2012, five months before Rana Plaza became a rallying cry for garment workers’ rights in Bangladesh, Tazreen Fashions was the site of the worst

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10 Ways H&M Is Spinning the Facts on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

10 Ways H&M Is Spinning the Facts on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

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H&M “Dramatically” Lagging Behind in Bangladesh Fire, Safety Repairs

H&M “Dramatically” Lagging Behind in Bangladesh Fire, Safety Repairs

Photo by Toni Genes/Shutterstock Two years after the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of apparel manufacturing, H&M is “dramatically” lagging behind on correcting the fire and

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Bangladesh Court Delays Release of Rana Plaza Film for “Negative Portrayal” of Garment Industry

Bangladesh Court Delays Release of Rana Plaza Film for “Negative Portrayal” of Garment Industry

Photos by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press A new movie about Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy of 2013 is banned in the country for at least six months. Aptly entitled “Rana Plaza,” the film follows

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Bangladesh Police Fire Tear Gas at Garment Workers on Hunger Strike

Bangladesh Police Fire Tear Gas at Garment Workers on Hunger Strike

Photos by AFP Bangladesh police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and water canons on Thursday to disperse hundreds of striking workers at a garment factory in the capital of Dhaka, according to Reuters.

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Owners Threaten to Sue Inspection Agencies

Bangladesh Garment-Factory Owners Threaten to Sue Inspection Agencies

Photo by Shutterstock The owners of Bangladesh’s garment factories are threatening the Accord on Fire and Building Safety with legal action after claiming that closures for safety checks and repair

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Hoax Email Claims That Gap Signed Bangladesh Safety Accord

Hoax Email Claims That Gap Signed Bangladesh Safety Accord

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American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy With “Made in Bangladesh” Ad

American Apparel Stirs Up Controversy With “Made in Bangladesh” Ad

American Apparel’s latest ad does what the controversial retailer does best: objectifying semi-naked women for the sake of pushing merchandise. Never mind that its “made in the U.S.A.,”

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Meet Reba, an 18-Year-Old Survivor of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza Collapse

Meet Reba, an 18-Year-Old Survivor of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza Collapse

This is 18-year-old Reba Sikder in the jacket that my 12-year old grew out of two years ago. Thanks to the successive snow storms that hit Washington, D.C., we were lucky to have Reba stay with us for

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Hand & Cloth’s Recycled Quilts Offer Bangladeshi Women a Fair Living

Hand & Cloth’s Recycled Quilts Offer Bangladeshi Women a Fair Living

These beautiful quilts are not only exquisite fabrics, but they have a social conscience. Hand & Cloth is a fantastic social enterprise that helps local women in Bangladesh who have been victims or

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