Alliances for safer and ethical manufacturing practices

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Volunteers use a length of textile as a slide to move victims Thursday from the rubble of a collapsed building in Savar, Bangladesh. (AFF/Getti images), Picture taken from: "Anger Rises Along With Death Toll At Bangladesh Factory" by Scott Neuman, NPR, April 25, 2013 9:42 AM

Last April, thousand of workers died after the collapse of a Factory in Bangladesh. This tragic accident pushed North American and European retailers to work on drafting a factory safety pact. This pact is a five-year commitment to improve factories safety conditions for workers in Bangladesh. If some differences are still dividing US and European retailers, this agreement is a stepping stone toward safer and more responsible manufacturing practices. A recent article from Quartz presents a visual explainer and a breakdown of how the two plans differ:

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Muses aims at providing fashion designers and manufacturers access to a local qualified workforce while protecting workers’ rights and conditions of work. In our conscious fashion studio our clients can meet directly with people in charge of their production.

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