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In Bangladesh, workers react and protest

May 13, 2013
The Bangladesh government makes it easier for garment workers to join trade unions. But will that spark the change factor workers are hoping for?
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing, manufacturing
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Does fair trade clothing help the consumer and the retailer?

May 9, 2013
Following another tragic fire at a Bangladesh clothing factory, retailers are now ceding to consumer demand and putting the exact origins of their products on the label. But will this “fair trade” practice hurt the bottom line? And will those same consumers actually buy the more expensive fair trade products, or reach for the cheaper item on the next rack?
Posted In: Fair trade, Retail, clothing, Bangladesh
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The business strategy in plausible deniability

Apr 25, 2013
Every workplace tragedy in the developing world elicits promises from U.S. companies to improve oversight of labor conditions. But these companies also create plausible deniability of workplace ills by having layers of subcontractors.
Posted In: Bangladesh
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Plenty of finger-pointing, but little compensation in Bangladesh factory tragedies

Apr 25, 2013
The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh reportedly producing clothing for American and European companies is raising questions about what those companies owe after a tragedy.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, Walmart
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Building collapse in Bangladesh kills garment factory workers

Apr 24, 2013
A building collapse at a garment factory in Bangladesh has left at least 100 people dead and injured a thousand more. This is the second disaster at a Bangladeshi garment factory in less than six months.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory
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Bangladesh building collapse raises questions of worker safety

Apr 24, 2013
A building housing several clothing factories collapsed in Bangladesh earlier today. At least 87 people are dead and many others are thought to be trapped in the rubble.
Posted In: Bangladesh, manufacturing
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U.S. retailers see fallout from Bangladesh factory fire

Nov 28, 2012
A growing number of U.S. companies -- including Wal-mart, Sears, Disney, Dickies, and hip-hop star Sean Comb's clothing line -- have been linked to the deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Retail, Walmart, clothing
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Bangladesh mourns factory worker deaths

Nov 27, 2012
Bangladesh is holding a day of mourning following a deadly garment factory fire. It has emerged the factory was making products for western companies, including Wal-Mart.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, labor
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The future of food in a warming world

Feb 27, 2012
Bangladesh, once a poster child for the food crisis, has made dramatic progress. But will our changing climate sweep away the gains?
Posted In: Food, Bangladesh, climate change, Agriculture

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