That was the question being asked by more than 30 buyers from global retailers at a meeting with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in an attempt to begin addressing working conditions in the world’s second-largest exporter of textiles and apparel. The meeting Monday followed the collapse of an eight-story building containing apparel factories in the Dhaka suburb of Savar last week. The tragedy claimed the lives of 386 people, with several hundred still missing. The five apparel factories in the building reportedly employed 3,200 people.
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?"