Three Years After a Factory Collapse Killed 1,130 Workers, This Brand is Still Making Clothes in Bangladesh
The Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 was not only an unprecedented tragedy in the clothing industry — it also drew attention to the countless fast-fashion brands worldwide that were making their clothes in similar conditions.
Injured survivors said the factory's owner, who was adding a new floor to the building near Lahore, had ignored pleas to stop construction after cracks appeared in the walls after last week's earthquake.
In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.
Some of the bodies of the 1,116 workers killed in the collapse a year ago today are still in the back lot.