Tag Archives: garment industry

In Memory – Rana Plaza one year later

Today is the anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka killing 1,136 workers – most of them women. I remember being there in Dhaka when the news broke and agonizing over whether to get on a … Continue reading

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Throwing money at Bangladeshi garment girls will keep them in slavery

The Savar tragedy is now over and we can forget the 1,127 who were, effectively, forced to die in a building illegally constructed and (patently obvious to all who were there) unsafe to work in even the day before. In … Continue reading

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As she lay dying: A story from Bangladesh

I have just read this article from the Dhaka Tribune. I had heard about the fire and the death of a survivor just when they thought they would find no more. But reading it here has reduced me to tears … Continue reading

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Mr J goes cycling

Do you remember this handsome chap? That’s right – it’s Mr J from Interview with a Teenager posts! I can reveal to you today, having received his permission, that M J’s real name is Jonathan Edwards. I’ve broken my ‘code … Continue reading

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