Nothing has changed since Rana Plaza

A documentary by Canadian CBC News the fifth estate finds that the working conditions in Bangladesh’s garment industry widely remain dangerous. The promises that were made after the Rana Plaza collapse last year seem to have been forgotten. Wal-Mart for example compiled a list of factories that did not meet their standards. The documentary shows that the company still buys from banned factories.   ... →

H&M and Inditex Newest Signatories of Bangladeshi Safety Accord

Worker rampages ensued following the recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh in April that killed over 1,100 people. In response to the tragic event, many large retailers, including H&M, Inditex (owner of Zara), and Primark, have chosen to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a document that extends retailers’ accountability for conditions at their garment supply factories.   ... →