24 Apr '14, 9am

A year on from Rana Plaza, we spoke to @lzprkr about what has changed and what you can do:

A year on from Rana Plaza, we spoke to @lzprkr about what has changed and what you can do:

One year ago today 1138 garment workers working in the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh died when the building they were working in collapsed. Thousands more were injured. They were making garments for many British high street brands. We spoke to Liz Parker, a workers’ rights campaigner, about her work on compensation for victims and prevention of further tragedies in the future. How would you describe your work? I’ve been involved with workers’ rights issues since 1999. I’ve worked with the Clean Clothes Campaign and Labour Behind the Label off and on since 2005, and I co-ordinated the Fashioning an Ethical Industry project from 2006-2010. I also teach fashion students at LCF and other institutions. What have been the major changes in Bangladesh in the last year? One of the things I’ve worked on is fire and building safety in clothing factories, both on prevention...

Full article: http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/2014/04/24/one-year-on/

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