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  • Thursday 24/04/14

    On 24 April last year, Rana Plaza, an eight-storey building in Savar, Bangladesh, collapsed,killing over a thousand people and injuring thousands more. It was the garment industry's worst accident ever.

    Factory workers, some of whom had wanted to down tools after cracks appeared in the building, were making clothes for retailers including Primark, Benetton, Mango, Matalan and Walmart. Many were earning little more than a dollar a day.

    One year on, what's changed? Well, a few brands have stepped up to the plate and compensated injured and unemployed workers, and the families of those who died. The Bangladeshi government has raised its minimum wage for garment workers to the equivalent of $64 a month. And, thanks to the efforts of organisations like Clean Clothes, people are increasingly aware of the human cost that goes into garment manufacturing.

    We're marking the occasion with a Tailor Made, created by the one and only Dale DeGroff.

Tailor Made

Today Is One Year Since Rana Plaza Collapsed

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