Revolution in the Fashion Industry

Rana Plaza

Rana PlazaThree Years On From Rana Plaza

It’s time to reform the fashion industry!  Did you know that many of the people who make our clothes work in shameful and dangerous conditions for very low pay? Three years ago on 24 April 2013, the clothing industry’s worst industrial disaster occurred. Fast facts:

  • The Rana Plaza, an eight-storey building, constructed on swampy soil just outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, suddenly collapsed
  • 1,136 people were killed
  • More than 2,500 people were injured
  • The day before the accident, workers had pointed out large cracks in the building, but their concerns were ignored
  • Most of the casualties were poorly paid female garment workers
  • 41 people, including the building’s owner, have subsequently been charged
  • At the time, 29 global brands had recent or current orders with at least one of the five garment factories in the building

Click here to learn more and to find out what action you can take to ensure your clothes are ethically sourced.

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