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Bangladesh Building Collapse

Not One American Company Is Supporting The Bangladesh Victims Fund

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A compensation fund to benefit the victims of an April factory building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 ...


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.

Multiple Bangladesh Factory Inspectors Suspended

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh has suspended seven inspectors it accuses of negligence for renewing the licenses of garment factories in a building t...

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...

Bangladesh Honors Victims Of Building Collapse

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thousands of mourners gathered Tuesday at the wreckage of a Bangladeshi garment factory building to offer prayers for the so...

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...

Big Retailers Vow To Improve Factory Safety

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Four of the world's biggest retailers agreed to sign a pact to improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh nearly three weeks after ...

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...

Bangladesh Ends The Search For Survivors

AP | JULHAS ALAM and FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business

SAVAR, Bangladesh — Several of the biggest Western retailers embraced a plan that would require them to pay for factory improvements in Banglade...

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 ...

Woman Rescued From Bangladesh Factory Rubble After 17 Days

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment ...

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Toll Tops 1,000

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

SAVAR, Bangladesh — Even amid the euphoria over finding a woman alive in the rubble of a garment factory that collapsed more than two weeks ago,...

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.


AP | By JULHAS ALAM | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a building housing five garment factories has climbed to nearly 900, officials said Thu...


AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The death toll from the collapse of a building housing five garment factories has climbed to nearly 900, officials said Thur...


AP | By JULHAS ALAM | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hundreds of garment factory workers who survived a building collapse in Bangladesh protested for compensation, as the death...

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...