Bangladesh Rana Plaza Fashion Factory Collapse

1 Why Fair Trade is So Important

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18 okt. 2017

The frenzied Black Friday scenes are familiar: hordes of customers pushing through the doors to get their hands on that special post-Thanksgiving steal of a purchase. But how many of us know where those items are from? Do we really know how that pair of jeans was made, or who put those shoes together? 
More than 40 million people work in the garment industry worldwide. As some of the world’s lowest paid workers, they are at the mercy of a system in which many companies strive to maximize profits by paying employees as little as possible. But consumers are beginning to realize the power of their purchases to shape the lives of workers. Patagonia sees this as an opportunity to support the people behind the product and work toward wage equity in the supply chain. And this commitment goes beyond just a few token factories or a new marketing campaign. It is a growing movement that strives to do the right thing, even when it’s difficult or less immediately profitable to do so. Here’s how it works.

2 Assignment Asia – Rana Plaza collapse: Lessons from a disaster

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31 mei 2017

April 24, 2013 will always be remembered as a tragic day in Bangladesh. An eight-story building housing garment factories collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people and exposing the harsh conditions of laborers who produce clothes for Western brands. Years later, the country’s garment industry has taken steps to improve working conditions and safety standards. Rian Maelzer was in Bangladesh to see what’s being done to ensure no disaster like it ever happens again.

3 Betrayal in Bangladesh: The 2013 Dhaka Garment Factory Collapse

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3 aug. 2021

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4 Counting the Cost – Bangladesh: The cost of fashion

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25 mei 2013


A building collapsed killing more than 1,000 garment workers in Bangladesh last month. The disaster showed the terrible working conditions, and lack of safety, for millions of workers there. Both Bangladesh and the global community are coming to terms with their roles in the disaster, because whether consumers shop at Walmart or at Giorgio Armani, the clothes they buy are probably produced in Bangladesh, which is ranks number two in the world for garment production. And that is because garment workers in Bangladesh are the lowest earners in the world. Workers expect to earn 24 cents an hour, with some wages as low as $38 a month – a lot lower than the rate in the world’s other big apparel producing markets. So, can Bangladesh make a change to a properly regulated garments industry? And what would this change mean for the industry? We discuss the options on Counting the Cost.

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5 Textile Factories in Bangladesh — The Transnational Production of Garment

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13 dec. 2012

For six months doctoral candidate Hasan Ashraf lived and worked with garment workers in a global garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He conducted a shop floor ethnography to experience the social lives of the workers. He also documented events of labour resistance on the streets. The film was produced by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.
I cant see anything changing with regards to improvements to workers earnings or rights unless western companies and nations exert financial penalties for non compliance. You have to hit them where it hurts. The conditions for exploitation in Bangladesh are perfect. Corruption, inadequate enforcement of rules and regulations, wages below inflation etc. The government doesnt give a damn about its own people so why would you expect unscrupulous greedy companies to care? Thats why theyre all there.
Deckard Cain
Lol man that’s nothing compared to Peruvian textile factories.. here those factories are even worse with subhuman working conditions, I am a textile engineer and that’s our cruel reality
hogen sun
can you tell me the Website of you company

Rana Plaza – three years after

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25 apr. 2016

It’s now three years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza with the death of over 1,100 garment workers. This short film looks at some of the progress made and what still remains to be done.

6 Candid Camera Classic: Seeing Double!

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15 mei 2022
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