Diane Pham

Why is JCPenney Refusing to Compensate the Families of Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

by , 09/29/11

JCPenney, Bangladesh, corporate social responsibility, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, workers rights, human rights, sweatshops

Last December a Bangladesh factory fire broke out that killed 30 people and injured dozens of others. The factory, That’s It Sportswear, is a garment factory just north of the capital of Dhaka that offers brands such Abercrombie & FitchGap, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and JCPenney. Negotiations were made to compensate the families of those killed in the fire, but it looks like JCPenney has suddenly backed out of the agreement. Why?

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