1138 Bangladeshi workers were found dead between loads of garments destined for the European and American markets after the six-floor Rana Plaza complex in the industrial outskirts of Dhaka collapsed on 24 April 2013.
Asia’s largest industrial catastrophe – after Bhopal – did not only disclose construction shortcomings but also the race to the bottom in the garment sector, which this time led to a deadly finish.
How have authorities, businesses, trade unions and NGOs responded? Does the consumer have any sustainable alternatives?
Made in misery
Ethics in the garment industry after Rana Plaza