14th September 2013
Lands’ End apparent North Korean shirts raise more questions over Sears supply chain control
A North Korea-watching website revealed on September 12 that shirts carrying the Lands' End label had been seen on a North Korean assembly line. At least five dress shirts branded...
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...
18th June 2013
North American retailers launch non-existent Initiative
North American retailers, acting as The North American Bangladesh Worker Safety Working Group, loudly announced a "Safer Factories Initiative" on May 15, which they claimed “includes short, medium, and long-term...
5th June 2013
US buyers call on ex-Senators for “Bangladesh plan by mid-July”
US apparel retailers appeared on May 30 to commit to having a Bangladesh safety plan by “early July”. On May 15, America’s National Retail Federation (NRF) claimed that US “retailers...