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At Least 340 People Dead in Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On April 27, 2013 @ 2:24 pm In carousel showcase,humanitarian design,News | No Comments

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The death toll at the horrific garment factory collapse [2] that occurred earlier this week has now risen to 340 [2]. According to the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, 80% of the factory’s workers were young women aged between 18 and 20 [2]. As upsetting as it’s been to watch, we’ve been following the news on Ecouterre [2], as well as investigating how consumers can express to the big name brands that make their clothes at the factory [2] that the working conditions that led to the casualties is absolutely unacceptable.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/24/us-bangladesh-building-idUSBRE93N06P20130424

[2] horrific garment factory collapse: http://www.ecouterre.com/death-toll-in-bangladesh-factory-collapses-exceeds-300/

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