Bangladesh

Masses of women leave their factories at the end of the day in Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. This region has more than 500,000 people employed in its garment sector.

Government and Trade

In Bangladesh’s Factories, Rohingya Refugees Work in Fear Under the Radar

Fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, members of the Rohingya group secretly work in the nation’s apparel sector — but hide their true origins.

clock July 13, 2018Dene-Hern Chen

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

What’s Next for Bangladesh?

As the Accord gets a six-month extension and the Alliance gets set to expire in two months, questions continue over how Western brands can ensure worker and factory safety in the Asian country.

clock May 15, 2018Mayu Saini

Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Markets

Five Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Bangladesh Challenges Still Exist

A study by NYU’s Center for Business and Human Rights recommended a series of further improvement actions that would cost an estimated $1.2 billion to implement.

clock April 20, 2018Mayu Saini

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

Markets

Female Apparel Workers Struggle With Wages, Overtime, Safety, Study Finds

Microfinance Opportunities studied female workers in the apparel industries in India, Cambodia and Bangladesh for a year.

clock March 19, 2018Mayu Saini

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

Business Features

Think Tank: Recent Arbitrations and the Future of the Bangladesh Accord

Labor unions settle two “socially conscious” arbitrations — but what does it mean?

clock March 9, 2018Viren Mascarenhas and Kayla Winarsky Green

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

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Alliance Report Identifies Safety Progress, Sets Goals

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its progress report on safety initiatives in the country’s apparel manufacturing sector.

clock November 15, 2017Mayu Saini

Government and Trade

Buyers Concerned Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar, Cambodia’s ‘Political Unrest’

With more than half-a-million Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, the humanitarian crisis also affects Bangladesh.

clock November 6, 2017Dene-Hern Chen

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Legal

WWD Law Review: LuLaRoe, Kardashian and Bangladesh

A second class-action lawsuit against LuLaRose, and a win for Kim Kardashian in court were top news reports this week.

clock November 3, 2017Julie Zerbo

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Markets

Bangladesh Accord Sets Wind Up Plan

The government aims to take over the program in May, but will set up a Temporary Accord if firms believe Bangladesh isn’t ready to do so.

clock October 23, 2017Mayu Saini

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

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