Bangladesh

4 Sustainability Lessons from Planet Money’s T-shirt

Planet Money's expose on T-shirt manufacturing provides some great lessons for sustainable businesses.

Marks & Spencer Invests in Bangladeshi Clean Cookstoves

Environmental initiatives and humanitarian needs often go together, as retail giant Marks and Spencer is proving more and more these days. Its latest…

H&M Makes Commitment to Pay a Fair Living Wage By 2018

H&M announced its commitment to pay garment workers “fair living wage” by 2018.

Bangladesh Government Promises to Increase Minimum Wage

The Bangladesh government made promises last week to increase the minimum wage, Reuters reported.

Women, Garment Work and Safety: Clothes to Die For?

The poor working conditions in garment factories in Bangladesh affect mostly women, but apparel retailers and manufacturers can and should improve them. The…

5 Lessons from Post-Bangladesh Action

Is fast fashion any more sustainable now due to the new safety plans signed by European and American fashion companies? How far we…

San Francisco Partners with ‘Sharing’ Startups to Save Lives During Disaster

Technology is changing the way people respond to emergencies. When Hurricane Sandy resulted in dead and backed-up phone lines, people turned to social…

Interview: How Labor Link Plans to Get Companies Caring About Suppliers

What if instead of trying to improve these periodic audits and inspections companies would focus their efforts on establishing direct communication lines with…

Summary the Corporate Response to Bangladesh Disaster

A summary of the Bangladesh disaster and its aftermath.

H&M’s Efforts in Bangladesh Show Why We Need Systemic Change in CSR

The efforts of H&M in Bangladesh show that no matter what type of CSR a company is pursuing, whether it’s ethical, altruistic or…

Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…

Multinationals Agree to Safety Accord for Bangladeshi Factories

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident…

Will You Pay 10 Cents More Per T-Shirt?

According to an estimate all we need to do to prevent the next tragedy in Bangladesh is to pay extra 10 cents per…

After the Bangladesh Tragedy: Six Ethical, Eco and Fair Clothing Manufacturers

Here are a few suggestions of more eco, fair, ethical, and local companies from which to purchase clothing.

Will Walmart Follow Nike’s Path in the Wake of Bangledesh Factory Fire?

Nike got serious about CSR after a run of bad press over sweatshops in the 1990s. Will the Bangledeshi fire persuade Walmart to…