February 27, 2014
Right now, Gap is helping to clean up the Next Collections sweatshop in Bangladesh by improving working conditions in accordance with international labor rights standards. But more needs to be done.
February 11, 2014
22-year-old Rohima worked at Next Collections making jeans for Old Navy for the last 14 months. As soon as management found out about her pregnancy, managers demanded her double the work and slapped her when she refused to be kicked out of the factory.
Working at Next Collections factory sewing toddler and children’s denim for Old Navy, 22-year-old Serina Akter was forced to resign and denied maternity benefits. Unable to pay for pre-natal care, she gave birth at home and her baby died after delivery.
December 13, 2013
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October 09, 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 capita
October 04, 2013
Wall Street Journal and Toronto Star expose Gap sweatshop in Bangladesh.
October 03, 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 sw
September 17, 2013
Thanks to your generous support, we have raised over $26,000 for the Bangladesh Injured Worker Relief Fund. So far, 396 worker families have received help.
June 24, 2013
Today marks two months since the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. Bodies, lives, hearts-broken by the quest for ever-greater corporate profits. To date, the Bangladesh Injured Worker Relief Fund has raised approximately $21,000 toward our goal
Right now, Gap is helping to clean up the Next Collections sweatshop in Bangladesh. But focus is everything: we must demand that the 21 workers who were illegally terminated are reinstated in their position and that their back wages are paid.
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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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