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Made in Bangladesh: a tale of two workforces

Author: Fiona Sibley, Guardian [UK], Published on: 29 April 2009

Jo Wood's [founder of Jo Wood Organics] trip to Bangladesh took in two diametrically opposed communities. The first destination was Swallows, a fair trade producer group located in Thanapara, a remote rural village...it is a model of how fair trade garment production can work sustainably....In contrast, a few days later, Wood visited slum-dwellers in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, where she was faced with a more brutal way of life she describes as "survival of the fittest". [refers to People Tree, Primark, Tesco, Asda (part of Wal-Mart)]

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Related companies: ASDA (part of Walmart) Gap H&M People Tree Primark (part of Associated British Foods) Tesco Walmart