Workers Killed in Bangladesh Fabric Factory Fire

The safety of Bangladesh’s textile and garment industry has been called into question again today (9 October) after at least seven people were killed in a fire at a fabric factory at Sreepur in the district of Gazipur, around 40km north of Dhaka.
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Bangladesh Remains Number One Alternative to China

A McKinsey & Co. study says Bangladesh’s advantages in low cost and convenience will ensure that its apparel sector keeps growing.

The Price of Safer Factories in Bangladesh

Making Bangladeshi garment factories safe would add 10 cents to the cost of each garment shipped over the next five years.

Talks Scheduled for Bangladesh Disaster Compensation

With talks due to take place in Geneva, Switzerland next week to try to agree compensation payments for the victims and survivors of the Tazreen Fashion fire and Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, pressure is mounting on brands and retailers that sourced from the two facilities to reach a consensus. The meetings on September […]

Bangladesh Factory Inspections to Start in September

Inspections begin next month on at least 2,000 garment factories in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh garment exports surge 13% despite disasters

Bangladesh’s garment exporters have shrugged off political turmoil and a series of deadly industrial accidents to grow shipments by nearly 13% in the outgoing fiscal year.

North American retailers detail Bangladesh safety plan

A group led by Wal-Mart and Gap has committed more than $142 million to help improve factory safety conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.

Retailers, brands to inspect Bangladesh factories

Retailers and brands that have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have agreed to inspect all of their supplier factories in the country within the next nine months.

56% of Americans don’t look to see where apparel is made

A recent poll by Harris Interactive found that just over half of Americans say they don’t check labels to see where apparel is made before purchasing.

Bangladesh plans to raise garment worker wages

The Bangladeshi government will set up a new minimum wage board to review the pay of garment workers and pave the way for an increase in wages.