This week marked the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh, and just-style's coverage dominated our top stories – led by an exclusive on why Epic Group continues to expand its Bangladesh operations, a piece saluting Bangladesh's progress since Rana Plaza; a roundup of views from key stakeholders on what has been achieved over the past five years, and a step-by-step look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in the country.

Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth
As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.

Let's salute Bangladesh's progress since Rana Plaza
Five years ago, the Rana Plaza catastrophe made Bangladesh notorious – and turned our industry into a pariah. Today, our reaction to the catastrophe has helped Bangladesh become a beacon for how poor countries can pull themselves out of poverty and, in the process, transform human rights and gender equality. All through clothing exports to the West. You will probably never again help achieve anything so extraordinary.

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection
As the global garment industry stops to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh, it is also a time to consider what has changed, what hasn't – and what still needs to be done. Here we share the views of a number of industry executives and stakeholders on progress so far. 

Rana Plaza five years on – Timeline of change
On the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style takes a step-by-step look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety within the country's ready-made garment industry. 

Who has signed the new Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update
More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement set to come into effect when the current programme expires next month.