Stop Exploitation in the Fashion Industry! More Transparency in Supply Chains!

Dhaka Savar Building Collapse Einsturz des Gebäude-Komplexes Rana Plaza am 24. April 2013, Quelle: Flickr: Dhaka Savar Building Collapse, Autor: rijans | Bild (Ausschnitt): © rijans [CC BY-SA 2.0] - flickr

On April 24, 2017, the collapse of the eight-storey building complex Plaza Rana in Dhaka, Bangladesh, marked its fourth anniversary. Along with two devastating fires in the textile factories Ali Enterprises in Pakistan and Tazreen in Bangladesh, in which factory workers were burnt alive, the symptomatic inhuman working conditions in the garment industry were revealed.  The newly published report, “Follow the Thread: The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry” calls on the fashion industry to increase transparency in global supply chains in the garment industry, and indicates cases where a substantial need for action remains.   ... →

Companies Make Donations to Rana Plaza Victims’ Fund

Following the Rana Plaza collapse Bangladesh in 2013, negotiations between clothing companies, factory owners, labor groups and the Bangladesh government have resulted in the “Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.” The disaster claimed over 1,100 lives and was the greatest disaster the industry has seen thus far. The fund aims to raise $40 million to compensate survivors, those who were injured, and families of the dead for their lost wages, medical expenses, and other expenses.   ... →

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.   ... →