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Social Impact

Eight Years Later, What’s Come From ‘The True Cost,’ Rana Plaza?

“The True Cost” director Andrew Morgan and Eco-Age’s Livia Firth reflect on latest “Fashionscapes” short film, Rana Plaza and living wages.

clock April 24, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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

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

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

Chinese production for German label Vaude, a company that has been working on making its supply chains sustainable since 2001.

Government and Trade

German Government Plans to Force Textile Sector Into Sustainable Supply Chains

Voluntary codes of conduct have not been enough, so now Germany is following France and the U.K. in trying to legislate businesses into doing good. By 2020, bad behavior could be punishable by multi-million-dollar fines and jail time for executives.

clock April 23, 2019Cathrin Schaer

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

Fashion Scoops

Abercrombie & Fitch Highlights Improved Working Conditions in Bangladesh After Protests

Abercrombie & Fitch claims that the fire, electrical and structural audits of its vendors’ facilities in Bangladesh have achieved a progress rate of 95 percent but activists still want the company to sign the renewal accord.

clock April 23, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Fashion Scoops

Five Years After Rana Plaza, Leaders Emphasize Need for Brands to Sign Accord Renewal

Attendees emphasized the need for companies to support the renewal of The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

clock April 10, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.


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

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

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

Kik Agrees to Pay $5.15 Million More Into Factory Fire Fund

The German retailer has agreed to provide more funding to victims and families of garment workers who died in Ali Enterprises factory fire four years ago.

clock September 12, 2016Kristi Ellis


Zady: A Voice of the Revolution

Zady, an online retailer of sustainable fashion, is the U.S. chair of Fashion Revolution.

clock April 17, 2016Sharon Edelson


U.S. Ambassador Assures Bangladesh Apparel Industry of Support

About 800 delegates are expected to attend the three-day Apparel and Safety Exposition.

clock August 6, 2015Mayu Saini



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