WASHINGTON — The factory tragedies in Bangladesh have transformed the rules of ethical sourcing in developing countries, but questions remain about how sustainable the industry’s efforts will be when the five-year commitment in Bangladesh ends.
Industry and labor officials tackled that question at a recent American Apparel & Footwear Association conference, acknowledging that improvements have been made in Bangladesh’s garment industry in the wake of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. fire and Rana Plaza building collapse that claimed the lives of more than 1,240 workers in the past 18 months.
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