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103 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Garment Industry Still Costs Lives

On March 25, 1911, a large fire engulfed a clothing factory in New York City killing 146 workers, most of whom were immigrant women. While the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire became…

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European Clothing Brands Have "Long Way to Go" Before Living Wages Become a Reality

Photo by Munir Uz Zaman for AFP A “living wage” may be a human right, yet when it comes to facilitating lives of dignity for the workers who produce their clothes, most of…

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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…

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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…

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Activists Project Photos of Rana Plaza Victims at New York Fashion Week

COST OF FASHION Protestors also marched upon The Children’s Place, one of several retailers, along with Walmart, JCPenney, and Mango, that have failed to compensate victims of the…

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Is Gap the Worst Corporation of 2013?

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Is Gap one of the worst corporations of 2013? The Public Eye Awards certainly thinks so. At a press conference during the World Economic Forum in Davos…

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Top 7 WTF Fashion, Beauty Stories of 2013 (Vote for the Most Deplorable)

Still think the world isn’t going to hell in a hand-basket? We’ve got more WTF fashion and beauty moments than you can shake a stick at in our archives… …

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H&M Pledges Living Wages for Garment Workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia

BETTER LIVING Helena Helmersson, global head of sustainability at H&M, unveiled the roadmap at the inaugural “Living Wage in International Supply Chains” conference in…

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The Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh: Taking Stock Half a Year On

Watch a livestream of the the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre’s fourth annual event at the Ford Foundation in New York City at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The symposium will feature a…

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Over 15 Percent of Walmart's Bangladesh Factories Fail Safety Audits

Walmart has found safety issues with at least 15 percent of the factories with which it does business in Bangladesh, a spokesman revealed on Sunday. Although most of the three dozen…

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British MPs Propose "Kitemark" Scheme in Wake of Bangladesh Collapse

Photo by David Goldman for the Associated Press Members of the British Parliament have raised the possibility of an ethical “Kitemark” for garments as a way to ensure that…

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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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VIDEO: Rana Plaza Disaster Victims Still Need Compensation

War on Want doesn’t want us to forget the victims and families of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. The labor nonprofit also wants to hold the Western brands and…

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Walmart Owes Compensation to Three Major Bangladesh Factory Catastrophes

First the Tazreen Fashions disaster, then the Rana Plaza building collapse, and now the fire at Aswad Composite Mills. It’s no coincidence that Walmart now owes compensation to…

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Fire at Bangladesh Garment Factory Kills At Least 10 People, Injures 50

Photo by Munir Uz Zaman for Getty Images A fire Tuesday night at a garment factory outside Bangladesh’s capital has killed at least 10 people, according to local officials. Fire…

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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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Bangladesh Garment Workers Organize Biggest Wage-Hike Protest

Photos by the Associated Press Hundreds of clothing factories outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka were forced to close temporarily on Monday after protests demanding higher minimum…

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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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