Accord on Fire and Building Safety

Activists Worldwide Protest Unsafe H&M Factories

On the day of H&M’s annual shareholder meeting, activists from cities worldwide poured into the streets to demand that the Swedish retailer live up to its promise to keep…

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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…

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

Photo by pio3/Shutterstock 1. “[W]e are only producing in factories that meet the accord requirements for operation and we have taken the required measurements.” Meeting the accord…

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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…

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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…

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Hoax Email Claims That Gap Signed Bangladesh Safety Accord

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Adidas Becomes First Collegiate Outfitter to Sign Bangladesh Accord

Adidas made history Friday as the first college-logo brand to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a legally binding contract that will hold the sportswear giant…

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Post-Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's Workers Are Still Economic Prisoners

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters It is now six months since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1100 people died, and the garment industry is still scrabbling to…

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Bangladesh Safety Accord Goes Public With List of 1,600 Factories

In an industry first, more than 90 international apparel brands, retailers, and manufacturers operating in Bangladesh have made public a list of the 1,566 factories they use as part of…

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Models Protest Outside Nautica's New York Fashion Week Show Over Bangladesh Safety

Photo by Fashionista This year, as models line up to walk the Lincoln Center runways for Nautica’s spring 2014 collection for New York Fashion Week, some can be found outside on the…

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Sweatshop Protestors Slam Gap, Walmart's "Sham" Bangladesh Safety Plan

A group of 17 North American apparel retailers, including Gap and Walmart, have announced a five-year plan to improve safety conditions in Bangladesh garment factories that supply their…

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Online Petition Urges Fashion Industry to Invest 1 Percent of Profits in Worker Safety

The folks over at Change.org have released an important new petition that can help save the lives of garment workers across the globe. The petition calls for major fashion brands to…

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Gap, Walmart Seek Alternative Plan for Factory Safety in Bangladesh

Photo by David Goldman for Associated Press As pressure from consumer and labor-rights groups over factory safety in Bangladesh intensifies, a number of leading U.S. brands and…

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15 Major Retailers That Haven't Signed the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock GAP While competitors such as H&M, Mango, and Zara have committed themselves to financing vital safety upgrades in Bangladesh, Gap has held back,…

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Gap, Walmart's Concerns About Bangladesh Accord Liability Are "Irrational"

Photo by Khurshed Rinku for Associated Press On Friday, it’ll be a month since a devastating building collapse claimed the lives of 1,127 garment workers outside the Bangladesh…

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VIDEO: Gap Defends Its Decision Not to Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock As dozens of anti-sweatshop protestors faced arrest outside Gap’s annual shareholder meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, the retail giant defended…

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