In mid-December, more than two dozen people either burned, fell or suffocated to death when a preventable preventable fire broke out in an unsafe, multi-story clothing sweatshop in Bangladesh. Today, six weeks after the fire, we are pleased to announce that after 65,000 Change.org members from more than 70 countries called on all international companies sourcing from factory to take responsibility, every last one of them have finally pledged to do the right thing.
More than 65,000 people have called on Target and Abercrombie & Fitch to compensate the families of 28 workers killed in a fire while making their clothes. The campaign is now the third most popular Change.org action of all time! What have the companies offered in response? Training programs.
One month ago today, 28 workers were burned to death and hundreds more injured at a tragic fire in an unsafe clothing factory in Bangladesh. After 25,000 Change.org members called on all international companies sourcing from factory to take responsibility, the GAP has given in! One down, six more to go…
Last week, a massive blaze in a Bangladeshi sweatshop killed more than two dozen people making cloths for well-known American brands that many will soon see under a Christmas tree. A consortium of Bangladeshi and international activist groups have decided to target six specific companies, and need our help advocating for a list of demands.
Three days ago more than two dozen people, most of them poor women making luxury clothes for Americans, were burned alive in a sweatshop in Bangladesh. Despite it being the latest in a series of similar deadly incidents, multinational clients of the factory like the GAP still refuse to end their relationship with the local company that owns it.