Rising living costs and increasingly precarious work are trapping the low-wage workers who power the fashion industry in a crushing squeeze, Sarah Kent reports from Dhaka.
Whipsawing consumer demand is squeezing fashion suppliers and their workers in countries like Bangladesh, Sarah Kent reports from Dhaka.
After the Rana Plaza disaster, hundreds of brands signed the Bangladesh Accord, a highly effective binding commitment on safety many labour groups had hoped could serve as a template elsewhere. With the Accord due to expire next week, its legacy hangs in the balance.
While retailers in western markets have been the visible victims of the current crisis, behind the scenes the nuts and bolts of fashion’s supply chain are facing a bleak future.