The following labels from these companies have been found in the rubble of the collapsed building in Bangladesh. Sign this petition to make them stop shifting the responsibility for safe and ethical work places. Mango, Primark, Walmart, Benetton,C&A, Gap, Joe Fresh, Cato Fashion, The Children's Place, Loblaws.
The Bangladeshi factory building that collapsed on Wednesday is one of a long list of tragedies. So far some 258 people have died so far. 1,400 survivors have been pulled out, with about 1,000 more believed to be still trapped inside.
Cracks appeared in the building on Tuesday and scared worker fled the building but were forced back by men with sticks on the threat of losing a month’s pay. This was against the directions of the police who said the building was unsafe.
During the tragic incident, all the five factories — Ether Tex, New Wave Bottoms, New Wave Style, Phantom Apparels and Phantom Tac — were open. All are members of BGMEA, the industry owned accreditation body that retail fashion companies rely on to say a factory is ethical and safe. The BGMEA is yet to announce any compensation for the victims or their families or to give assistance to the affected workers.
Bangladesh is the world’s second-leading garment exporter, trailing only China, but the industry has been plagued by exploitation and the death of workers who earn $US37 to $US67 for working 12 hours a day for 30 days a month. The lowest garment wages in the world.
Fashion retailers are responsible for the companies in the supply chain it is not acceptable to say, they didn’t know, or that the companies were accredited by an industry accreditation process. The fashion retailers cannot wash their hands of their responsibility. Let them know this to make change happen.