15th September 2014
ILO shows perils of claiming expertise you don’t have
In my latest Rant, I discuss how catastrophic it often is in the garment industry to exaggerate the relevance of your expertise in a particular problem. The International Labour Organisation...
15th January 2014
Greenpeace childrenswear focus tries to shame more brands into Detox campaign
Greenpeace launched a "Little Monsters" fairy tale, detailing hazardous chemicals in children's clothes, as its latest weapon to shame more brands into signing the Detox Challenge. A survey, describing 82...
17th August 2013
Disney cancels “$150 mn” in Pakistani apparel orders
OnAugust 15, it was reported in Britain that "Disney Company has reportedly cancelled import orders worth US$150 million after assessing that 16 textile companies in Pakistan failed to meet health...
25th June 2013
Yunnus plan for the future
Muhammed Yunnus, a Bangladeshi Nobel prize winner, has proposed a global minimum wage for garment workers, the immediate doubling of Bangladeshi minimum wages, a special surcharge on Western sales to...
25th June 2013
Other buyers reveal little about moving out of Bangladesh
Though practically no buyers have publicly admitted reducing orders in Bangladesh, it is generally assumed many will. "The risk factors have jumped off the charts," said Julie Hughes, president...
10th May 2013
Disney takes oddest stance of all
Though Walmart is reported to be planning a reduction in buying from Bangladesh, the Walt Disney Company is the only business to have publicly announced a ban on the country....