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File PDF document Deadly Denim: Sandblasting in the Bangladesh Garment Industry
by Paul Roeland last modified 13-01-2016 14:31 — filed under: ,
Sandblasting has become the key method for finishing most modern jeans requiring that ‘worn-out’ look. Under the sandblasting process the denim is smoothed, shaped and cleaned by forcing abrasive particles across it at high speeds. The process is fast and cheap and demand for pre-worn denim has led to a massive rise in its use. But this fashion comes at a price: the health and even the lives of sandblasting workers. The Deadly Denim report from March 2012 describes the true cost of these blue jeans.
Located in Resources / Publications from the Clean Clothes Campaign
Demand justice for the victims of the Tazreen fire
by geertjan published 19-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:55 — filed under: , , , , , ,
On the 24th November 2012, at least 112 workers died in the fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many of the workers jumped to their deaths trying to escape from the nine story building. Others, unable to escape the blaze, were burned alive. Tazreen produced for a host of well known brand names, including C&A, KIK, Walmart, Li & Fung, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Disney, Dickies, Sean Comb (ENYCE) and Kmart/Sears.
Located in News / / 12 / 19
Demonstrations at Bangladeshi embassies demand respect for garment workers’ rights
by Christie Miedema published 28-01-2019 — filed under: , , , , ,
This week labour activists and trade unionists around the world are expressing their solidarity with garment workers in Bangladesh through demonstrations in front of Bangladeshi embassies and consulates in cities around the world. Through this week of global solidarity action, activists, unionists and consumers are calling for living wages, safe factories, and a halt to repression against garment workers in Bangladesh. Global concern for garment workers’ rights is mounting after the violent responses to recent wage-related protests, in addition to the protracted court proceedings around the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which threaten essential progress in the field of factory safety.
Located in News / / 01 / 28
EU should use review to push for workers' rights and freedom of association in Bangladesh
by Christie Miedema published 17-05-2017 last modified 17-05-2017 07:16 — filed under: , , , , ,
Tomorrow, 18 May, the third annual review of the so-called "Sustainability Compact" between Bangladesh, the European Union and the International Labour Organization takes place in Dhaka. Despite optimism voiced by the EU, Bangladesh is still far from meeting its international labour rights' commitments and taking concrete steps enshrined under the Compact. A striking example is the wave of repression which the the Bangladeshi labour movement has faced since December 2016. Clean Clothes Campaign calls upon the EU, as well as brands, national governments and other stakeholders, to maintain pressure on the Bangladeshi government to improve labour conditions and comply with the Compact's demands.
Located in News / / 05 / 17
European Parliament should vote for an investigation into Bangladesh labour violations
by Christie Miedema last modified 13-06-2017 14:17 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign is today calling on members of the European Parliament to call for a trade investigation into labour rights abuses as part of a resolution on Bangladesh that will be debated this Wednesday. Such an investigation would be carried out by the European Commission in order to assess whether the ongoing and systematic repression of trade union rights in Bangladesh should disqualify it from accessing preferential trading terms with the EU.
Located in News / / 06 / 13
Factory collapsed - Bangladeshi Garment Workers Buried Alive
by geertjan published 01-04-2005 last modified 29-04-2013 10:04 — filed under: , , ,
Twenty-three people were reported dead and approximately 350 others trapped, under debris after a nine-story factory building in Bangladesh collapsed early Monday morning.
Located in News / / 04 / 01
Factory inspection: threat of collapse
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Inspections carried out in June 2013 revealed that the building of Liberty Fashion Wears in Dhaka was at risk of collapse, and the lives of 5,000 workers were at risk. Immediate evacuation of the workers and restoration of the building were necessary. After the failure of the owner to make the much-needed repairs, several brands pulled out of the factory.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
File PDF document Fatal Fashion - Analysis of Recent Factory Fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh
by Paul Roeland published 05-06-2013 last modified 13-01-2016 14:13 — filed under: , , ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) in March 2013 published a report analysing two recent factory fires in the export-oriented garment industry in Bangladesh and Pakistan in which more than 400 lives were lost. ‘Fatal fashion’ is an urgent call upon governments, suppliers, brands, retailers, audit firms and certification bodies for a fundamental game-change to protect and respect workers’ rights.
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Fire kills eight young women
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
Smart Export Garment in Dhaka is yet another site in Bangladesh where a deadly fire took place in 2013. It took the life of eight young women, and severely injured 25 others. Among the global brands with production at the factory were Inditex, New Look, KiK, Scott & Fox and Solo Invest.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Formation of factory union stifled
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:13 — filed under: ,
Following the formation of a factory-level union, five workers were sacked at Tokyo Mode Ltd, located north of the capital Dhaka. In order to end this labour rights violation, the Clean Clothes Campaign contacted the main buyers of the company. One of the buyers mediated between factory management, the union and a supporting labour rights NGO in Bangladesh.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012