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Bangladesh After Attack, Birchbox Layoffs

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Garment manufacturing in Bangladesh | Source: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Kate Abnett

"Dhaka Attack Deals Blow to Improvements in Post-Rana Plaza Garment Industry" (Reuters)
"Retailers from Uniqlo to Marks and Spencer and Gap could rethink their sourcing plans in Bangladesh's $26 billion garment industry."

"Struggling Online Makeup Retailer Birchbox Cuts More Staff" (Bloomberg)
"Thirty staff members were fired by online makeup retailer Birchbox Inc., just weeks after its co-founder expressed her hope both for an initial public offering and to invigorate online sales with a storefront presence."

"Why Does the Beauty Industry Ignore Curvy Models?" (The New York Times)
"There's no size requirement to fit a lipstick, so why are there no curvy models in beauty?"

"Stars Struggle to Find Dresses Bigger Than Sample Size" (Associated Press)
"Female stars show up in new attire for every photo opportunity, making finding fresh, fashion-forward outfits for such occasions a time-consuming task, especially for women larger than a size 2."

"Alibaba Has a New Online System to Remove Fake Goods From Its Site" (Fortune)
"Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding on Friday went public with a new drive to display its determination to stamp out fake goods, urging brands to help its anti-piracy campaign rather than trade rebukes on the issue."

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