Bangladesh Factory

What Has (And Hasn't) Changed A Year After Bangladesh's Factory Collapse

CBC | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada

A year after the deadly Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, families of the thousands of workers affected are still struggling with the afterma...

Okay, Maybe Unions Are A Good Idea

CP | Farid Hossain, The Associated Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's military is ending its search for bodies in the wreckage of an eight-story garment factory building that collapsed la...

Death Toll Soars Past 1,100

CP | Julhas Alam And Farid Hossain, The Associated Press | Posted 07.11.2013 | Canada Business

SAVAR, Bangladesh - A seamstress who survived 17 days before being rescued from a collapsed garment factory building outside of Bangladesh's capital w...

Why Canadians Are Finally Sticking it to the Man

Jana Schilder | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Business
Jana Schilder

Canadians are not sitting back any more and taking bad corporate behaviour. We may have arrived at a tipping point where increasingly Canadians who have been shoved, are pushing back. The RBC "fire Canadians" story broke on a weekend. By the start of the week, politicians had heard from constituents across Canada. Over in Bangladesh, a garment factory collapsed in Rana Plaza, killing more than 700. And just because a videographer caught a glimpse of a Joe Fresh clothing label and some editor put that on Canadian television, suddenly Canada's best-known retail leader, Galen G. Weston, was all over the media.

Your Ten Dollar T-Shirt Is Not The Problem

Anne Theriault | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada
Anne Theriault

The price of a piece of clothing is not at all indicative of the working conditions of its manufacturer. On top of that, implying (or outright saying) that there is something morally wrong with paying ten dollars for a t-shirt is incredibly classist. The truth is that when brand names charge higher prices for their items, that extra cash usually goes to two places: into the pockets of CEOs and other higher-ups, and into the company's advertising budget.

We're Asking the Wrong Questions About Bangladesh

Kevin Thomas | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Business
Kevin Thomas

Let's stop asking whether a company should stay in Bangladesh or leave the country. Instead let's ask whether that company is willing to take steps to create stable jobs that are safe, where workers have the right to organize, and where they receive a living wage.

Death Toll Tops 400

CP | Chris Blake And Farid Hossain, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business

JURAIN, Bangladesh - Dozens of Bangladeshi garment workers, their bodies too battered or decomposed to be identified, were buried in a mass funeral We...

'If I Cut Off Your Arm, Will Your Husband Take You Again?'

CBC | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada

The heat in the rubble was sweltering. It closed in on his body like the darkness around him, making it hard to breathe. Working by the faint glow of ...

Clothing Brands Can Be Big and Ethical

Oliver Madison | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Impact
Oliver Madison

Last week more than 300 garment workers in Bangladesh died, forcing Canadians to take a hard look at where their T-shirts and yoga pants come from, how they were made, and by whom. It's easier for a small-to-mid-sized company such as us to source at home. But can you manufacture ethically overseas?

Sunny Freeman

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

Retailers Rejected Bangladesh Factory Safety Plan

CP | Kay Johnson And Julhas Alam, The Associated Press | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh - As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay ...

Calls For Joe Fresh Boycott As Death Toll Exceeds 300

The Huffington Post Canada | Julhas Alam, The Associated Press | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Business

Some Canadian consumers are calling for a boycott of Joe Fresh after the clothing brand confirmed some of its products were made at the Bangladesh fac...

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...