H&M clothes still sewn by Bangladeshi workers in fire traps, labour group says


stuff.co.nz| Published October 30 2015

by ESTHER HAN

H&M’s cheap jeans and catwalk knock-offs, which shoppers will snap up in a frenzy at the Sydney CBD store opening on Saturday, are reportedly still being churned out by Bangladeshi workers in fire traps.

In an analysis of data from the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which H&M was the first signatory, labour groups found the retailer was “dramatically behind schedule” in safety overhauls of factories where its clothes are produced.

More than 60 per cent of factories that H&M rated as its all-round, best performing, still do not have fire exits, meaning the lives of 79,000 workers are at risk… read more>


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