31 Jul '13, 9pm
Bangladesh Garment Exports Rise 16 Percent Despite Safety Violations via @onswipe
in Bangladesh crushed 1,127 workers to death, demand for the South Asian country’s clothing has far from diminished. Even as the garment-makers struggle to shore up their tractable safety standards, exports rose as much as 16 percent last month, according to Reuters . But an investigation by the news agency found “major discrepancies” among the coterie of agencies charged with inspecting the 5,300-odd factories that make up Bangladesh’s $20 billion apparel industry.