Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement

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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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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Fast Retailing, Uniqlo's Parent Company, Signs Bangladesh Safety Accord

Asian’s largest retailer agreed to hold itself accountable for safety and labor conditions in the factories it employs in Bangladesh. Three months after a devastating building…

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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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More Brands, Retailers Commit to Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety

Holy domino effect! Following examples set by H&M, Inditex, Primark, and C&A on Monday, a number of North American and European clothing brands have agreed to sign a legally…

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H&M, Zara Commit to Signing Bangladesh Fire and Safety Agreement

Photos by Farad Hossain for Associated Press Four of the world’s largest retailers have consented to a legally binding, first-of-its-kind contract that requires Western businesses…

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