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Clothing brands criticised over Bangladesh fire

Author: Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times, Published on: 15 December 2010

A group of labour rights organisations has accused leading US and European clothing retailers and brands of failing to push for improved safety conditions in factories in Bangladesh, following the latest in a series of fatal fires at factories in the country. At least 25 workers were reported to have been killed on Tuesday when fire broke out on the ninth and 10th floors of a factory outside Dhaka owned by the Ha-meem group, the fifth largest clothing manufacturer in Bangladesh. Companies sourcing from the factory include Gap...Gap said in a statement that it had dispatched a team from the company to assist at the site of the fire and was “terribly saddened” by the deaths...Ha-meem, which owns several factories beyond the one affected by the fire, says on its Facebook page that it works with other buyers including Walmart, Target, American Eagle, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Sears, VF Corp in the US, as well as H&M, Carrefour and Zara in Europe.

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Related companies: American Eagle Outfitters Carrefour Gap H&M Inditex J.C. Penney Kohl's Sears Target VF Corp Walmart Zara (part of Inditex)