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Walmart Announces $10 Million Fund to Support U.S. Manufacturing

Walmart isn’t exactly synonymous with “made in the U.S.A,” but the world’s largest retailer may be looking to temper its reputation. Walmart president Bill Simon…

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Top 11 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2013 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for seven of the most ground-breaking eco-fashion stories of 2011… © Ecouterre, 2013. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us …

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Fire Guts Key Bangladesh Garment Facility as Factory Owners Dispute Walmart's "Loan"

Photo by A.M. Ahad for Associated Press A massive fire ripped through a nine-story garment factory in Bangladesh after a group of angry workers torched the facility over rumors of 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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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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Walmart to Ban 10 Toxic Chemicals From Personal-Care Products

Photo by Shutterstock Mega retailer Walmart is setting a precedent for all discount stores in the nation, by removing cosmetics and cleaners with a list of ten toxic chemicals from…

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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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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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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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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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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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Several Arrests Made as Bangladesh Factory Death Toll Soars to 348

Photos by A. M. Ahad and Andrew Biraj for Reuters Bangladeshi authorities have arrested at least seven people, including two factory owners and two engineers, three days after this…

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How Can We Make Sure Our Clothes Weren't Produced in a Sweatshop?

Photo by A. M. Ahad for Associated Press The structural collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which has claimed the lives of over 300 people, is a horrific tragedy that raises…

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Death Toll in Bangladesh Factory Collapses Exceeds 300, Riots Ensue

Photo by A.M.Ahad for Associated Press As thousands of Bangladeshis swarmed the streets of Dhaka to express their anguish on Friday, setting fire to vehicles and wrestling with police,…

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