The most read stories on just-style this week focused on the response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, which killed over 400 people. There have been renewed calls for increased worker safety, while Primark, Matalan and Joe Fresh, have all committed compensation for the victims.
UPDATE: Retailers respond to Bangladesh factory claimsUK-based retailer Bonmarche has now confirmed that it was a customer of New Wave, one of the five clothing manufacturers operating from the Bangladesh building that collapsed last week.
UPDATE: Renewed calls for better Bangladesh worker safetyLabour rights groups and unions have stepped up their calls for urgent action to improve worker health and safety in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry, as the death toll from the collapsed Rana Plaza factory building soars to 381.
UPDATE: BANGLADESH: Primark, Joe Fresh, Matalan to compensate factory victimsUK fashion retailers Primark and Matalan, as well as Canadian brand Joe Fresh, have all agreed to pay compensation and offer emergency food aid to victims who worked for their suppliers in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building.
EU: To impose tariff hike on US-made jeansUS-made products including high-end women’s denim jeans will be hit by a jump in retaliatory tariffs being imposed by the European Union (EU) from next month.
BANGLADESH: Retailers take steps towards safety planA group of Western clothing retailers and brands have agreed to a deadline later this month to finalise a fire and building safety plan aimed at preventing industrial disasters like the collapse last week of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh.