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BizDaily: Two years after Rana Plaza

April 23rd, 2015

Episode 223 of 836 episodes

Business Daily looks back at the tragic disaster that some say marked a turning-point for the global fashion industry. It's two years this week since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, one of the worst industrial accidents of modern times. The eight-storey factory building collapsed, leaving 1100 garment workers dead and thousands injured. Since then, Labour groups, brands and politicians have promised better safety standards, and better rates of pay. But how much has really changed? We hear from campaigners and Bangladeshi workers themselves, and we ask if the rich-world's craving for cheap, fast fashion is really the root of the whole problem.

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