Bangladesh Factory Fire

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Reminds Us Talk, Like Some Clothes, Is Cheap

Doug O'Halloran | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Alberta
Doug O'Halloran

The notion that the Rana Plaza factory collapse came out of the blue and took everyone by surprise is sheer fiction. The companies who sell these clothes have known for a long time that there are serious problems with the working conditions in the factories they use. But talk about addressing those issues is about as cheap as the clothing they sell.

Another Deadly Accident At A Factory In Bangladesh Tied To Joe Fresh

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

A Bangladesh factory that was the site of a deadly fire this week had likely shipped products to at least one Canadian retailer, CBC News has learned....

A Bangladesh Boycott Wouldn't Help Workers

Peter Fragiskatos | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Fragiskatos

Last weekend, renewed demonstrations calling for better pay and working conditions broke out and are continuing. Because the garment industry makes up the core of the Bangladeshi economy, its leaders and business class cannot afford to ignore the internal calls for change. In fact, whether they listen depends on the demand for clothes made in Bangladesh being sustained. A boycott would work against this outcome.

Would You Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Save Lives in Bangladesh?

Leah Morrigan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Business
Leah Morrigan

People take clothing for granted but producing a simple garment is incredibly complex. Consider what goes into a simple cotton shirt. Cheap clothing is cheap partially because it consists of low-grade material. Bangladeshi garment workers earn 18 cents an hour for work in substandard facilities, working for Western garment companies with eyes trained on profits. What can we do?

Sunny Freeman

'They Get Clothing Delivered, And They Don't Ask A Lot Of Questions'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business

Joe Fresh’s owner, Loblaw Co., held an emergency meeting with the Retail Council of Canada Monday to discuss how the company will address a deadly c...

How To Tell If You're Wearing Sweatshop Clothing

CBC | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Impact

The death of more than 300 people in a garment building collapse in Bangladesh has renewed concerns about the conditions of workers who make clothing ...

Factory Ignored Evacuation Order Before Deadly Collapse

CP | Julhas Alam, The Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Business

SAVAR, Bangladesh - Deep cracks visible in the walls of a Bangladesh garment building had compelled police to order it evacuated a day before it colla...

Major Western Brands Used Factory Where Blaze Killed 112

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Amid the ash, broken glass and melted sewing machines at what is left of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory, there are piles...

Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills At Least 100 People

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada

DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital,...