Demanding Better Working Conditions for Bangladesh's Garment Factory Workers
Organizations that have called for better and safer working conditions for factory workers in Bangladesh, where ready-made garments make up over 75% of Bangladesh’s total merchandise exports.
Award-winning film-makers Journeyman Pictures recently released this striking documentary, Fashion Victims, about the Rana Plaza Factory collapse and the "the real cost of cheap clothes from Bangladesh's sweat shops."
CARE International produced this excellent video exploring how private companies in the US and UK could do more to help the workers in Bangladesh who make their clothes:
Following the Rana Plaza building collapse in April, 2013, the worst ever industrial accident for the garment industry in Bangladesh, Avaaz.org is quickly approaching one million signatures for its petition to Big Fashion brands such as H&M and Gap to sign an enforceable Bangladesh fire and building safety agreement: