October 9, 2013
Just six months after Rana Plaza building collapse and less than a year after the Tazreen factory fire, at least ten workers were killed Tuesday evening when a fire broke out at the Aswad Composit Mills garment factory in Gazipur, near Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.
October 4, 2013
Wall Street Journal and Toronto Star expose Gap sweatshop in Bangladesh.
October 3, 2013
Today, the Institute is releasing an explosive new report, "Gap and Old Navy in Bangladesh: Cheating the Poorest Workers in the World" Within a matter of hours, the Wall Street Journal will release a major article also focusing on the Next Collections sweatshop.
September 17, 2013
Thanks to your generous support, we have raised over $25,000 for the Bangladesh Injured Worker Relief Fund. So far, 396 worker families have received help.
Women's Wear Daily
November 18, 2013
Wal-Mart released safety audits of 75 factories in Bangladesh. “Clearly nothing would have happened had it not been for the Tazreen Fashions fire in November and the collapse of Rana Plaza. Even Wal-Mart couldn’t keep going down this path. They have taken some steps, which are somewhat minor, but it’s a step forward,” said Charles Kernaghan.
November 8, 2013
Who makes our chocolate? An elementary school teach in New York City, Paula Rogovin, led her first grade students to ask questions, find answers, and raise awareness about child labor through creative ways, such as publishing newsletters, performing a play and hosting a fair trade sale. Through their fair trade sale, they raised $4,200 to help with the Institute’s fight about sweatshop issues and child labor.
Women's Wear Daily
October 29, 2013
At Women's Wear Daily CEO Summit, Charles Kernaghan noted that sweatshops were wiped out in the U.S. because the industry became unionized and legitimate. As of Bangladesh, "give them a chance to have unions and we’ll see a transformation." Kernaghan served as a panelist along with Rep. George Miller (D., Calif.) and Rick Helfenbein, president of Luen Thai USA in a session called "Bangladesh: The Fallout.”
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
October 28, 2013
Thousands of garment workers at Next Collections factory in Bangladesh work well past 10 p.m. every day ─ sometimes until 5 a.m. ─ making children's skinny jeans and jeggings for Gap Inc.'s Old Navy stores. Please help!
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Thousands of garment workers at Next Collections factory in Bangladesh work well past 10 p.m. every day ─ sometimes until 5 a.m. ─ making children's skinny jeans and jeggings for Gap Inc.'s Old Navy stores.
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