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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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JCPenney Takes on "Fast Fashion" With New "Belle + Sky" Apparel Label

Photo by dcwcreations/Shutterstock In today’s edition of Things You Neither Wanted Nor Asked For: JCPenney is launching a new apparel label designed to go head-to-head with the…

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Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages

If you thought sweatshops were just a third-world phenomena, you’d be grossly mistaken. Thousands of workers in Southern California’s garment industry toil under similar…

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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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Did JCPenney Renege on Promise to Compensate Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

Photo by Reuters JCPenney has allegedly backed out of negotiations to compensate the families of victims killed at a Bangladesh factory fire in December, according to the International…

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Oil-Spill Chic, Naomi Campbell's Dirty Diamonds, Online Changing Rooms

A maelstrom of controversy is a-brewin’ over at Italian Vogue, which uses the Gulf Oil Spill as a backdrop for an August issue spread. Provocative commentary or tasteless…

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JCPenney Destroys Clothes, QEII a Refashionista, Target's Punky Power

A JCPenney store in Pennsylvania was caught destroying unsold clothing from its Ralph Lauren: American Living line, reputedly to protect the integrity of the House of Lauren. Did no one…

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