CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh — As workers at RSI Apparels Ltd. gathered for payments from their factory, there was a scramble to check and countercheck identities last week, in a solemn moment before the factory shuttered.
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has agreed to pay workers of factories that are shut down for safety reasons 50 percent of their wages for a period of two months. The other half is paid by the factory owner.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"