Posts made in March, 2013

Bangladesh fires reinforce need for supply chain transparency

The news of the recent factory fires in Bangladesh swept around the world, crudely exposing the human cost of cheap clothing and revealing a shocking lack of visibility within global apparel supply chains. Katharine Earley considers why Bangladesh has become a hotspot for cheap manufacturing, and speaks to sustainability experts Ilaria Pasquinelli of Texsture and Tom Smith of Sedex about how retailers can improve the transparency of their supply chains to prevent similar tragedies from re-occurring and protect their reputations. More than 4,500 garment factories operate in Bangladesh, with...

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