One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than one thousand people and leaving thousands more to be pulled from the stone rubble and piles of clothes adorned with brand-name tags, there is a real doubt that companies have learned anything about the safety and standards of overseas contractors.
While some companies have vowed to improve working conditions in factories where their clothes are made, and offered assistance to those suffering from the factory collapse in Bangladesh, others still have shied from carrying their share of the blame. A recent attempt to raise money for injured workers and the families of those killed has fallen woefully short, raising only about $700 per person. It is something, but it isn’t much. It leaves us wondering how committed the textile industry is to avoiding the next Rana Plaza disaster.
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