“My men are tough; it is their job to rescue people but at that point they broke down and cried. ‘We could not save her’ some of them sobbed over it. ‘She was calling to us and we could not save her.’ — Brig. Gen. Ali Ahmed Khan
“Has anything changed after Rana Plaza? Each of us is trying to reflect how the four million workers can have better and safer work conditions.” — Srinivas B. Reddy, Bangladesh country director for the ILO.
“There was a term in the accord agreement — article 22 of the agreement of the Accord — that the brands or retailers would pay us during remediation, but in fact we’re not getting their help.” — Shahidullah Azim.
“The purpose of the accord being here is that a factory collapsed and we’re all looking at ways to make it safer, and everyone has committed in order to make sure that this will never happen again.” — Rob Wayss
“We go by our instincts — it’s the way Opening Ceremony has gotten to where it is today. Carol and I want to continue the special path of Opening Ceremony because we’ve felt such a strong desire for it from our customers.” — Humberto Leon
“I’m a jewelry freak. To me, jewelry is such a statement of who you want to be, as soon as you get dressed.” — Stefani Greenfield on the launch of the new T+C Theodora & Callum line which will include jewelry and other accessories.
“Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and Robert Moses thought it was inappropriate to have images of criminals in a public setting.” — Tom Finkelpearl, executive director of the Queens Museum
“There’s a business here. We’re not starting this from scratch. We’ve made it larger and we think about it as a lifestyle brand that will work everywhere,” — Gary Muto on launching the first free-standing Lou & Grey store.