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Rana Plaza one year on: Remedies doomed to fail? 24 Apr 14

Richard Woodard

Major remedial plans established in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster are “failing to address” the greatest risks posed by the systemic weaknesses of the Bangladeshi RMG sector, says a new report.


Rana Plaza one year on: Timeline of change 24 Apr 14

Leonie Barrie

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 factory inspection process and efforts to improve worker safety, a timeline of major milestones shows that progress is being made.


The Rana Plaza building collapsed on 24 April 2013Rana Plaza one year on: Bangladesh in words 24 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

One year today, one of the worst industrial disasters in history occured when the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing nearly 1,200 workers. just-style has followed developments closely over the last 12 months, and here we take a look back at the thoughts of those in the industry.


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 24 Apr 14

Katie Smith

More than 160 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people one year ago.


Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic FuturesINTERVIEW: String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 14

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.


The Chinese government is taking steps to offload its massive cotton stockpilesANALYSIS: Changes in China's cotton policies create uncertainty 23 Apr 14

Leonie Barrie

The impact of recent changes to Chinese government policies on both the production and sale of raw cotton are continuing to cause uncertainty.


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