This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the deadliest industrial disaster in manufacturing history. 1,138 garment workers lost their lives as they made clothes for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands. After the horrific tragedy, dozens of brands came to the table to sign the Accord, a binding agreement to implement a transformative safety program
Last year, the Accord was expanded to protect millions of textile and garment workers in Pakistan — but the 12 brands listed below have yet to sign on, instead putting their profits above the lives of garment workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
AEO (American Eagle Outfitters & Aerie)
Marks & Spencer
PVH (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger)
Kontoor Brands (Wrangler, Lee, and Rock & Republic)
URBN (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People)
In 2012, the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Karachi killed more than 260 garment workers. Since then, at least 135 workers have died in Pakistan’s textile and garment industry due to dangerous working conditions.
Join us in telling this dirty dozen that enough is enough, and that their refusal to support the Accord’s life-saving factory inspections and worker safety programs isn’t acceptable.