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Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing...

Bangladesh factory inspection beset by differences

A growing list of differences appears to be breaking out between groups working to improve factory and building safety for garment workers i...

Eastern Europe a “cheap labour sewing backyard”

As brands and retailers increasingly explore options for sourcing closer to home, it is perhaps inevitable that labour rights activists shou...

Rana Plaza one year on: Timeline of change

The Rana Plaza factory disaster has proved to be a catalyst for change in Bangladesh. While there has been criticism of the speed of the fac...

Latest Interviews

The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories 20 Feb 2014

Kitty So

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.


The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories 20 Feb 2014

Kitty So

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

Latest News

Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh 29 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


Accord halts production at 12 Bangladesh factories 15 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Production has been suspended in 12 factories supplying a group of brands and retailers in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia following concerns over building safety.


Benetton names Marco Airoldi as new clothing boss 9 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has confirmed the appointment of Marco Airoldi as chief executive of the company's clothing business as it embarks on a restructuring of its business.


Benetton Group confident despite FY sales decline 14 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Italian fashion group Benetton Group has reported an "expected" double-digit decline in annual sales, but remains confident of an improvement in performance for the year ahead.


Benetton defends its position on Bangladesh 3 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Italian fashion firm Benetton has moved to defend its position on Bangladesh following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.

Latest blogs

Fashion Revolution Day marks Rana Plaza anniversary 24 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.

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