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Charity: target spinning mills in India, Bangladesh to end slavery in fashion industry

The fashion industry’s retail supply chain has come under scrutiny since the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh

By: Eastern Eye Staff

ONE OF the most effective ways to curb forced labour in the garment industry is to target cotton spinning mills, where workers can provide valuable information about the source of material in the fashion supply chain, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, an anti-slavery charity, said on Friday (September 9). The apparel industry has come under pressure to improve factory conditions and workers’ rights, especially since the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh over three years ago, which killed 1,136 garment workers. Following the tragedy, numerous initiatives were launched by global brands and charities to promote openness and safeguard employees,…

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