Remembering Rana Plaza

April 24th 2022 marks the ninth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This building housed five garment factories. As a result of the collapse more than 1,130 people lost their lives and over 2,500 were injured. This event helped to highlighted issues of worker exploitation in the fashion industry.…

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Threads of Hope

On April 24, 2013 the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,134 garment workers and injuring more than 2,500 others. In the rubble of the building rescuers found labels for brands of clothing destined for Australia and other countries all around the world. At the time Pope Francis denounced as “slave labor” the…

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Rana Plaza Anniversary

Four Years on Has Anything Changed? Who could forget the scenes of devastation that we saw on 24th April 2013 when the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing over 1,000 garment workers? Now four years on what has changed? The New Daily reports that after the tragedy 200 international apparel brands and retailers from about…

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Revolution in the Fashion Industry

Three 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,…

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Are your Clothes Ethical?

Two Years After the Rana Plaza Collapse In April 2013 the Rana Plaza factory collapse resulted in the death of over 1,100 workers with thousands of others maimed for life. Following the collapse unions, non-profit organisations and industry groups developed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Eight of Australia’s top 10 Fashion companies have…

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Rana Plaza One Year Anniversary

Fashion Revolution Day On 24th April 2014, the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh which killed at least 1,138 people were killed and injured an estimated 2,500 people, some fashion designers in Australia will be wearing their clothes inside out to indicate that they know where their clothes come from.  They are using…

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Rana Plaza Collapse One Year On

Global Day of Action on 24th April 2014 On April 24th 2014 it will be one year since the Rana Plaza collapse in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka.  At least 1,138 people were killed and an estimated 2,500 people were injured.  Despite emerging cracks in the building resulting in an evacuation order being issued the day before…

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