Bangladesh

Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Legal

Rana Plaza Owner Gets Jail Term in Corruption Case

The case stems from a charge of illegal wealth rather than the collapse of the apparel manufacturing building in 2013.

clock August 29, 2017Mayu Saini

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Legal

France Forcing Corporate Transparency With New Law

Companies like Kering and LVMH are still waiting for specifics on implementation, but they have to comply with new rules, with or without them.

clock August 22, 2017Kali Hays

Government and Trade

Committee Formed to Find Cause of Deadly Bangladesh Factory Explosion

The firm supplied to western companies, including British mass retailer Littlewoods.

clock July 4, 2017Tiffany Ap

An informal garment factory located on the outskirts of the center of Dhaka

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Accord Extended Until 2021

The extended agreement includes provisions for greater protections for workers and their rights to unionize.

clock June 29, 2017Mayu Saini

A KiK factory in Pakistan being inspected as part of the retailer's new program.

Government and Trade

Firms Take Globally the Lessons From Bangladesh

Retailers and brands are beginning to use the teachings from the Accord and Alliance in Bangladesh in their worldwide supply chains.

clock May 16, 2017Mayu Saini

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fashion Scoops

Bangladesh Factories Showing Some Safety Improvements

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh’s objective is to develop a program to make Ready Made Garment factories in the country more secure.

clock May 8, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Apparel Exports Seen Driving Growth in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam

A U.N. study forecasts continued strong economic growth in the three countries over the next few years.

clock May 5, 2017John Zarocostas

A relative of a Rana Plaza victim cries at a 2016 memorial created for the garment factory workers.

Government and Trade

Ahead of Rana Plaza Anniversary, Human Rights Watch Asks for Transparency Pledge

Companies that have not signed on include Wal-Mart and The Children’s Place — two brands linked to the Bangladesh tragedy.

clock April 20, 2017Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

U.S. Ambassador Blasts Bangladesh Over Apparel Labor Issues

The Dhaka Apparel Summit saw sharp criticism of the Bangladesh government over labor rights.

clock March 1, 2017Mayu Saini

Government and Trade

Bangladesh to Reinstate Jailed Workers

After international pressure, the authorities agreed to free jailed workers on the eve of an apparel summit in Dhaka.

clock February 24, 2017Mayu Saini

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Retailers Withdraw From Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Their decision to withdraw is said to be in response to the campaign of repression against the labor movement carried out by the Bangladesh government and factory owners.

clock February 22, 2017Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

Dhaka Summit to Address Bangladesh’s Safety Progress, Workers’ Rights

Sustainability to take center stage at the Apparel Summit in Bangladesh, but can the global protests on labor issues be ignored?

clock February 17, 2017Mayu Saini

Markets

Bangladesh Alliance Pushes On With Factory Safety Work

Factory remediation efforts continue as the Alliance works toward the end of its five-year mandate in July 2018.

clock January 25, 2017Mayu Saini

Rick Helfenbein

Government and Trade

AAFA Writes Bangladesh PM Over Labor Unrest

AAFA encouraged Hasina Wazed to implement a regular and transparent wage review mechanism for the garment industry.

clock January 23, 2017Arthur Friedman

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Apparel Industry Struggles to Cope With Terrorism Warning

Following a U.S. State Department warning of a threat to apparel buyers, Bangladeshi firms are seeking ways to continue to do business.

clock January 13, 2017Mayu Saini

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