Cancelled garment orders in Bangladesh can be saved from landfill thanks to Lost Stock, a British initiative that allows consumers to order clothes directly from textile factories in "surprise boxes".
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Ready-to-wear giants Primark and H&M promise continue to pay textile workers in Bangladesh, even though they are cancelling their orders because of the coronavirus crisis. They do so to support the badly affected country.
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As a result of the coronavirus crisis, Bangladesh risks losing almost six billion euros in export turnover. Millions of jobs are at risk as major retailers cancel their orders in the world's second largest clothing producer (after China).
Six years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, working conditions for textile workers are still sub-par, the university of Sheffield concludes in a new report. Some major chains perform way better than others.
Researchers say that retailers should actually pay 33 euros more for a pair of jeans, to take into account hidden expenses such as damage to the climate and workers' rights.
After a week of protests, clothing manufacturers in Bangladesh have agreed to increase the wages of their employees. This was announced by the Bangladeshi Commerce Minister, who is appealing to the workers to return to their jobs after the intense period of protests. Except for at least a few hundred that is, who have been sacked for going on strike.
The textile workers' protests in Bangladesh have led to a fatal casualty. The labourers have been protesting for days to demand higher minimum wages, but they also fear their working conditions may get worse now that the government wants to eliminate foreign monitoring, which has been going on since the Rana Plaza disaster.
Five years after the Rana Plaza clothing factories in Bangladesh collapsed, several governments have taken measures to force manufacturers to have more sustainable production, but the labour conditions have not improved for everyone.
Several years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, a major fashion brand’s responsibility has now been settled. The as of yet unnamed brand will need to pay a two million euro fine.
Ever since the Rana Plaza disaster, the clothing industry has clamoured for transparency in the clothing manufacturing branch, but Zondag met Lubach’s Arjen Lubach proved on Sunday that there is no actual transparency yet.
Several major retailers have signed a new version of the treaty designed to guarantee the Bangladeshi textile factories’ safety. The current treaty would have ended next year, but it has now been extended to 2021.
Five major clothing brands will not attend the Bengali textile industry’s annual meeting, protesting the country’s abysmal working conditions and the suppression of the labour unions.
A global protest, also in Brussels and The Hague, wants to bring the Bengali government's repressive measures against the local social unrest to light. Large international clothing chains are also putting pressure on the Bengali government to resolve the situation.
Many international clothing brands, including H&M, C&A, Esprit and Gap, contribute to the child labour conditions in Bangladesh, where wages in the clothing industry are so low that parents have to put their children to work as well.