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Death-Trap Clothing Factories Persist Three Years on From Rana Plaza

Categories: Articles:Human Rights | Published: 22/04/2016 | Views: 1293
Three years ago on 24 March the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, came crashing down in what remains the worst industrial accident in the global garment industry. Over 1,134 people were killed and thousands more left seriously injured. Heartbreaking images of limbs, dust, rubble and tangled reams of brightly coloured fabrics made headlines worldwide, the ruined remains of the lives of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers. (The Huffington Post) #FashionRevolutionDay

Rana Plaza exposed the grim realities of the global fashion industry in all their horrific glory: the poverty pay that meant garment workers, the vast majority of them young women, were unable to say no to entering a cracked and dangerous building on 24th April 2013 for fear of losing essential wages; the exploitation at the core of an industry worth almost $3 trillion annually; and the near total lack of transparency that meant our colleagues spent days, weeks and months digging through rubble and dead bodies to find the labels of the clothes being made in Rana Plaza, simply so we could identify which brands were actually sourcing there. Read more here
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