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Social Goods | 5 Years After Rana Plaza, Brands Under Pressure for Transparency

This week, what the Bangladesh factory collapse changed about worker safety, while brands are pressured to take stronger environmental and political stances.
The Rana Plaza factory collapse | Source: Flickr/Rijans
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  • Victoria Berezhna

What the Rana Plaza Disaster Changed About Worker Safety (Racked)
"A number of Western companies, from Nike to Ivanka Trump to H&M, source labour from Bangladesh. Specifically, Zara, Walmart, Benetton, and Mango had all produced apparel in Rana Plaza factories."

Why Brands Are Under Increasing Pressure to Be Transparent About What They Believe In (AdWeek)
"Nearly all brands are feeling the pressure to take stronger social, environmental and political stances, especially from the youngest consumers to flex their marketing might, Generation Z."

Nike's Head of Diversity Leaves During Review of Corporate Culture (Bloomberg)
"An official at Nike Inc. in charge of overseeing diversity and inclusion efforts has left the sportswear giant, bringing fresh upheaval to a company already grappling with misconduct among its executives."

The Met Gala 2018: Leave Your Politics and Religion at the Door (CNN)
"Christianity, as interpreted by the Costume Institute, means mixing the sacred and profane. There will be ecclesiastical garments on loan from the Vatican jostling for attention against high fashion by the usual suspects."

How to Make Sustainability Stick for Consumers (Fashionista)
"For any brand, editor or influencer who's invested in making fashion a more sustainable industry, figuring out how to talk about environmental concerns in a way that actually inspires people to take action can be tricky."

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