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Bangladesh Building Collapse

H&M Needs To Deliver On Its Worker Safety Commitments

Judy Gearhart | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Judy Gearhart

H&M has fallen behind schedule on securing life-saving safety upgrades in their Bangladeshi supplier factories. Such delays are risky for a company that saw 21 workers killed in a fire at their supplier, Garib & Garib, in 2010. H&M is the largest buyer in Bangladesh, and with great power comes great responsibility.


Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

* IndustriALL targets $74.6 mln fund for Rana Plaza * Victims of Tazreen fire in November also under discussion * Primar...

Bangladesh Garment Sales SOAR

Reuters | Ruma Paul | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's exports rose 16.3 percent in June to $2.7 billion on the year, boosted by stronger clothing sales, an export body said ...

H&M, Other Retailers Finalize Bangladesh Factory Inspection Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business

* Companies to pool data on factories for first time * Initial inspections due within nine months * Brands agree to help...

What Happens in Bangladesh Does Not Stay In Bangladesh: Key Lessons for Retailers

Diana Mao | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Diana Mao

The bottom line is that from the top down, human beings have to be appreciated and not depreciated.

Bangladesh Suppliers Rip Walmart For Banning Them

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business

By John Chalmers June 6 (Reuters) - The day after Wal-Mart Stores Inc published Simco Group's name on its list of banned Bangladesh ...

Kim Bhasin

American Apparel CEO Thrashes H&M | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has been on the warpath since the deadly collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh took the lives of more t...

Bangladesh and Texas: A Study in Contrasts

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Christopher Brauchli

Like Bangladesh, Texas is not a stranger to terrible accidents in the workplace. The New York Times reports that Texas has more workplace casualties than any other state in the country.

Emran Hossain

Bangladesh Building Collapse Search Ends With Hundreds Still Missing | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Relatives of garment workers missing since last month's collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh demonstrated at the sit...

Here Are The Companies Committed To The Bangladesh Factory Safety Accord

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

In the weeks since a tragic building collapse claimed more than 1,100 lives, a pact among global retailers to protect Bangladesh factory workers has g...

Emran Hossain

Hundreds Of Bangladesh Garment Factories Shut Down | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Following worker protests and a decision by the Bangladeshi government to reevaluate the minimum wage, the lone national association of garment manufa...

Dave Jamieson

H&M Makes Big Move On Factory Safety | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Fast-fashion retailer H&M has agreed to sign onto a binding accord to improve working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, a move that labor ad...

Kim Bhasin

American Apparel CEO Slams Competitors Over Bangladesh | Kim Bhasin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business

As its name implies, American Apparel has long marketed itself as a home-grown source of clothing, in contrast to brands that rely on workers in poor ...

Emily Swanson

What Sweatshops? Americans Care More About Price Than Doomed Bangladesh Garment Workers | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh more than two weeks ago has led to calls for retailers to change the way they do business overse...

People Dying For Our Clothes

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

We already know that our banks remain too big to fail, threatening regular people with crisis. Now, a parallel reality is emerging in the garment trade: Most of our clothing is produced by global enterprises so vast and complex that they are simply too big to supervise.

Dave Jamieson

Deadly Flaws In Safety Inspection Programs | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business

Major clothing brands like to say they have a system in place to avoid doing business with overseas suppliers that mistreat their workers: The corpora...


Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

* Engineer had said building was unsafe day before accident * Death toll climbs to 501, scores still missing * Canada's ...

Dave Jamieson

Retailers' Pledges On Garment Worker Safety Ring Hollow | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

The climbing death toll in the wake of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh has put increasing pressure on Western retailers to commit themselves...

What You Wear Might Kill

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Nancy Cohen-koan

As more and more people are arrested over the horrible neglect that led to so many deaths in the Bangladesh factories, one can't help but think of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911, and wonder how much has changed.

May Day Protests In Bangladesh Kick Off With Angry Scenes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Bangladeshi protesters enraged by a deadly factory collapse led rallies across Asia against low wages and poor working conditions on Wednesday, kickin...

Emran Hossain

Thousands Still May Be Missing In Bangladesh Collapse | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Relatives of workers still missing in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building say the true number of dead is far greater than the offi...

How Responsible Are Western Retailers For The Bangladesh Disaster?

Der Spiegel | Hasnain Kazim, Nils Klawitter and Wieland Wagner | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

More than 3,000 people worked producing cheap t-shirts for European clothing chains in the highrise sweatshop that collapsed in Bangladesh last week. ...

The Lethal Lemons on the Road to Bangladesh

William K. Black | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
William K. Black

As firms are forced by "free trade" to force lower wages on their workers if they wish to stay competitive with their competitors who manufacture goods in nations like Bangladesh, and as firms in Bangladesh engage in the same competition to constrain wages, the result can be murderous.

Emran Hossain

Plodding Rescue In Factory Collapse Fuels Rage In Bangladesh | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

Shahana Akter somehow survived at least four days beneath the rubble of the eight-story Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, the collapsed factory building where...

What If George Akerlof Had Written About Lethal 'Lemons'?

William K. Black | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
William K. Black

If you have studied economics at the university level in the last 35 years, it is likely you were introduced to the concept of "asymmetrical information" and George Akerlof's famous 1970 article on markets for "lemons."