March 20, 2013
Today, every major newspaper across Bangladesh is dominated by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights' call for increased wages for Bangladeshi workers and respect internationally recognized labor rights.
February 5, 2013
The Institute's Director, Charles Kernaghan, contributed to the "Think Tank" column in Women’s Wear Daily, a leading newspaper in the fashion industry, regarding factory safety and labor rights.
January 30, 2013
Workers and rights groups estimate that at least 50 child workers between the ages of 10 and 15 worked at the Smart Fashion sweatshop. The National Alliance for Protection of Garment Workers and Industries in Bangladesh demands that the international buyers of garments take responsibility. Two Smart Fashion executives have been arrested by the police.
January 29, 2013
The human face of tragedy. Photos of young women and girls killed and injured in the fire at Smart Fashion in Bangladesh—and those who survived.
January 28, 2013
Two eyewitnesses described what happened when the fire broke out: "One of the gates was locked when the fire broke out. We panicked and were trying to race down from the factory, but were trapped since the gate was locked." Among those who were killed, three were teenaged girls from 15 to 17 years old. These garment workers typically work at the Smart Fashion factory from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
January 26, 2013
At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, a fire broke out at the Smart Fashion garment factory in Mohammadpur in the western part of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Until now, we know that seven women garment workers were crushed to death as workers raced to escape the fire. Two of the women killed were just teenagers.
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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