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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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Did Climate Change Play a Role in the Rana Plaza Building Disaster?

Photos by Andrew Biraj for Reuters Could climate change have contributed to the Rana Plaza garment-factory disaster in Bangladesh last April? The concept may not be as outlandish as you…

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This Interview Will Change the Way You Think of "Fast Fashion"

Khanam (left), protesting outside The Children’s Place in April. Aklima Khanam may have survived the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013,…

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12 Ways to Stand Up for Workers' Rights on Fashion Revolution Day

1. WEAR YOUR CLOTHES #INSIDEOUT Turn your clothes inside out to reveal the label inside. Take a photo of yourself and share it on your social-media channels with the hashtag #INSIDEOUT,…

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Find a Fashion Revolution Day Event Near You on April 24

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of Fashion Revolution Day. Ready to make a stand against poverty pay and deathtrap-like work conditions? Join your fellow revolutionaries in…

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Fashion Revolution Day's "Who Made Your Clothes?" T-Shirts for Sale

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of Fashion Revolution Day. Make the right kind of fashion statement with one of Fashion Revolution Day’s official “Who Made Your…

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The (Fashion) Revolution Will Be Turned #InsideOut

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of Fashion Revolution Day. You say you want a fashion revolution? Start by looking into your closet. Nearly a year ago, the world trembled as…

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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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