By and and  on April 10, 2013

The Bangladesh apparel industry — and the retailers that source from it — are under growing pressure.

The dilemma facing retailers became more apparent Tuesday when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would donate $1.6 million toward improving fire safety standards in Bangladesh. Labor rights groups immediately criticized the size of the donation, saying the world’s largest retailer wasn’t doing enough. Wal-Mart is the second-largest exporter of apparel from Bangladesh after H&M.

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