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How Rana Plaza Changed the Rules of Fashion

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This week will mark three years since the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013, an event known as the deadliest in the history of the garment industry. The tragedy took the lives of more than 1,100 garment workers, brought the consequences of fast fashion to a global audience and put the fashion industry's fundamental supply chain issues under the microscope and into the public conversation.

H&M Conscious Foundation Makes a Second Donation to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund

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The H&M Conscious Foundation, an independent non-profit global foundation, today makes a donation to the victims and the families affected by the Rana Plaza collapse two years ago. This is the second donation from the H&M Conscious Foundation. H&M has never had any production at any of the factories situated in Rana Plaza, so the H&M Conscious Foundation bases the decision for donation on humanitarian grounds. The donation of USD 100,000 will go exclusively to further support the victims and their families through the fund managed by the UN body the International Labor Organization.

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The H&M Conscious Foundation, an independent non-profit global foundation, today makes a donation to the victims and the families affected by the Rana Plaza collapse two years ago. This is the second donation from the H&M Conscious Foundation. H&M has never had any production at any of the factories situated in Rana Plaza, so the H&M Conscious Foundation bases the decision for donation on humanitarian grounds. The donation of USD 100,000 will go exclusively to further support the victims and their families through the fund managed by the UN body the International Labor Organization.

Fashion Revolution Day Celebrated in 58 Countries on 4.24.14

Today, consumers are turning fashion into a force for good with the first annual Fashion Revolution Day demanding fair treatment for all garment workers.
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Today, consumers around the world are turning fashion into a force for good with the first annual Fashion Revolution Day, a worldwide movement in over 50 countries demanding fair treatment for all garment workers and clothing that is made ethically and humanely.

Pillars in Practice Project Update: Bangladesh

Interview with Farhana Sharmin of the CSR Centre Bangladesh on the climate for labor rights in Bangladesh
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From Bangladesh to Myanmar: Level-Set Responsible Sourcing

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As companies consider entering Myanmar, many familiar issues are coming to the surface, such as child labor, hours and wages, land acquisition, environmental discharges, health, and living conditions. How can buyers, in collaboration with international and local stakeholders, support the development of a sustainable manufacturing sector in the country? And how can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?

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As companies consider entering Myanmar, many familiar issues are coming to the surface, such as child labor, hours and wages, land acquisition, environmental discharges, health, and living conditions. How can buyers, in collaboration with international and local stakeholders, support the development of a sustainable manufacturing sector in the country? And how can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?

For the full blog, click here.

Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

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Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it. In the wake of the recent tragedy in Bangladesh, approximately 1.1 million people signed on to a campaign run by the advocacy group Avaaz pressuring retailers to invest in worker safety. But when consumers actually enter the dressing room, will a company’s social and environmental track record determine their choice of jeans?

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Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it. In the wake of the recent tragedy in Bangladesh, approximately 1.1 million people signed on to a campaign run by the advocacy group Avaaz pressuring retailers to invest in worker safety. But when consumers actually enter the dressing room, will a company’s social and environmental track record determine their choice of jeans?

For the full blog, click here.

Putting More Muscle, Brains, and Heart into Sustainable Procurement

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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Lessons from Rana Plaza: Shocked, But Not Surprised

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When now-President and CEO Aron Cramer arrived at BSR in 1995, the situation faced by workers in Bangladesh’s apparel industry was much the same as it is today. It’s time for systemic change. In this blog, Cramer highlights major changes that the apparel industry and Bangladeshi government--among others--must make to ensure that tragedy does not happen again. For more, visit http://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights/blog-view/lessons-from-rana-plaza-shocked-but-not-surprised.

 

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When now-President and CEO Aron Cramer arrived at BSR in 1995, the situation faced by workers in Bangladesh’s apparel industry was much the same as it is today. It’s time for systemic change. In this blog, Cramer highlights major changes that the apparel industry and Bangladeshi government--among others--must make to ensure that tragedy does not happen again. For more, visit http://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights/blog-view/lessons-from-rana-plaza-shocked-but-not-surprised.

 

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