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Garment Factories

Kim Bhasin

Can You Make Clothes Without Sweatshop Labor? This Dominican Factory Is Trying

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

Somewhere in the south-central Dominican Republic, on a stretch of land in a town called Villa Altagracia, sits a unique little clothing factory. The ...

Gap: Receiving Bloody Property

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.27.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

By refusing to join other clothing retailers in a binding agreement to protect Bangladeshi workers, more than 1,200 of whom have died in factory fires and collapses in recent months, Gap is saying: You and I, we're not the same; I don't hear your voice or want to know your name.

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

Factory Fire Survivor Demands Compensation From Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Sumi Abedin hasn't worked a day since Nov. 24 of last year. That was when her workplace, Tazreen Fashions in Bangladesh, went up in flam...

Desperate Workers Demand To Return To Site Of Horrible Blaze

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Hundreds of garment workers protested Friday outside a Bangladeshi factory where 112 people were killed by a fire, demanding...