Garments workers of K Text Industrial Company Limited held a protest rally against worker harassment in their factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 21, 2021. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via AP)

Social Impact

Behind Bangladesh Accord’s Three-Month Extension, Bluesign CEO Steps Down: Short Takes

Bangladesh Accord’s last-minute three-month extension, “Unraveled” book captures sustainable fashion now and a CEO change at Bluesign.

clock June 1, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

SWD, zero waste, sustainability

Social Impact

Climate Refugees ‘Reverse Climate Change’ With New Zero-Waste Jackets

In Bangladesh alone, where the garment sector is a top economic driver, rising sea levels could displace upward of 13 million people. 

clock March 22, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

textiles, waste, sustainability, fashion


Short Takes: Testing Circular Fashion in Bangladesh, Seaweed Fiber

Bangladesh is moving further into the circular economy with 30 key brands and businesses on board, and at Pangaia, seaweed and eucalyptus find new form in clothing.

clock February 10, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Hanro The Little Market

Fashion Scoops

Hanro and The Little Market Support Giving Tuesday

One hundred percent of proceeds from the lingerie bag support artisan women in Bangladesh.

clock November 19, 2020Kellie Ell


Asian Garment Sector Struggles in COVID-19’s Wake

An ILO report found massive declines in exports from 10 key producing countries.

clock October 21, 2020John Zarocostas

Workers at the Sparrow factory in Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Factories Reopen Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Bangladesh workers are returning to factories despite confusion over safety protocols and as the industry loses billions of dollars worth of orders due to the pandemic.

clock May 11, 2020Mayu Saini

A garment factory in Cambodia.

Government and Trade

Global Fashion Industry Calls for Government Action to Support Sector

Sixty-six global industry organizations signed the appeal, which came the same day leading retailers, brands and unions agreed form a working group to help develop support for apparel manufacturers.

clock April 22, 2020WWD Staff

Bangladesh, sustainability

Government and Trade

Safety On the Line: H&M Responds to Bangladesh Garment Factory Boiler Explosion, What Lies Ahead

In Bangladesh, is one garment factory worker death too many? The country saw $34 billion in exports and is readying for renewed industry interest.

clock December 13, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

The Little Market x Hanro collaboration

Fashion Scoops

Luxury Lingerie Brand Hanro Teams With The Little Market for Latest Collab

One hundred percent of proceeds will support the nonprofit.

clock December 3, 2019Kellie Ell

Lululemon store front


Lululemon’s CEO Calvin McDonald Reflects on the Company’s Success

The brand is made up of athletes designing for athletes. “And we’re in the early innings,” McDonald says.

clock October 29, 2019Kellie Ell

Tadashi Yanai and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Human Resources

Fast Retailing Signs Partnership with UN Women

The agreement will include an investment of $1.6 million over two years.

clock June 28, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Rubana Huq, the new head of the BGMEA.

Government and Trade

Accord Gets an Extension in Bangladesh, New BGMEA President Leads Changes

Rubana Huq stands out in the history of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association as its first woman president, and is pushing for a greater focus on workers’ welfare.

clock May 22, 2019Mayu Saini

Human Rights Watch's report argues that brands’ poor sourcing and purchasing practices are a big contributor to human rights violations in factories.

Business Features

Factory Abuse Begins With Brands

Human Rights Watch’s 66-page report reveals human rights violations still depend on brands’ sourcing and purchasing practices.

clock May 6, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Bangladesh’s Reliance on Apparel, Textiles Grows

The industry remains the country’s largest, but WTO members urged Bangladesh to reduce reliance on the sector.

clock April 5, 2019John Zarocostas

In the years since the Accord and Alliance were created, millions of dollars have been spent to improve conditions for factory workers.

Government and Trade

As Alliance Exits, Accord Faces Battle in Bangladesh

While the Alliance gets ready to leave, the Accord is struggling for an extension.

clock December 24, 2018Mayu Saini

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Amazon car sales. File photo dated 25/11/15 of an Amazon sign, as the company is weighing up plans to pursue a corporate partnership that could see it begin selling cars to UK consumers on its website after whetting its appetite in European markets including France and Italy. Issue date: Thursday June 15, 2017. It would see the online retail giant team up with a vehicle manufacturer to offer promotions and receive orders for new cars from UK customers through Amazon's platform, the Press Association understands. See PA story CITY Amazon. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire URN:31703724


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