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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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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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Bangladesh Garment Exports Rise 16 Percent Despite Safety Violations

Three months after a deadly building collapse in Bangladesh crushed 1,127 workers to death, demand for the South Asian country’s clothing has far from diminished. Even as the…

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Take Part in International Day of Action to End Death Traps

Labor activists are tired of Gap and Walmart’s “public-relations games.” In response to the companies’ failure to sign the legally binding Accord on Fire and…

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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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Your New T-Shirt Slogan: Spectrum & Ali & Tazreen & Rana

Photos by Dan Cutrona Can you stop fast fashion with a T-shirt? Probably not, but it’s a start. When Rana Plaza came tumbling down in Bangladesh in April, those of us in the…

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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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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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Bangladesh to Allow Garment Workers to Unionize, Raise Minimum Wage

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters Bangladesh’s government agreed on Monday to allow the South Asian nation’s 4 million garment workers to form trade unions without having to…

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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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Death Toll In Bangladesh Factory Collapse Rises Above 650

Bangladeshi authorities have confirmed more than 657 deaths after the eight-story Rana Plaza collapsed just outside the South Asian nation’s capital of Dhaka on April 24. Murder…

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Is Our Addiction to Fast Fashion Just Another Form of Terrorism?

Photo by Khurshed Rinku for Reuters As the death toll in the Rana Plaza building collapse outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka climbs past 400, the kinship between our purchasing…

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Boycotting Brands Linked to Bangaldesh Building Collapse Not the Answer

Photo by Steve Parsons for PA Wire The recent events in Bangladesh have filled the media with horrific pictures of human tragedy: mothers mourning their lost children, rescue workers…

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Condolences Alone Will Not Help the Garment Workers of Bangladesh

Photos by Andrew Biraj for Reuters The world is still reeling from heartbreaking scenes in Bangladesh, where over 380 people died when a building collapsed last Wednesday, containing…

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Fire Breaks Out at Collapsed Bangladesh Factory Site, Owner Arrested

Photo by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press Mohammed Sohel Rana, the fugitive owner of the eight-story building that collapsed and killed at least 385 people last week near the Bangladesh…

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