The Fred Hollows Foundation recently organized the first free eye clinic aimed at the transgender community in Comilla, eastern Bangladesh.
Can we find someone who isn’t native to the US to take us out to lunch?
The boat was traveling along the Padma river when it sank.
Esther Honig’s single self-portrait became a mosaic of “the perfect woman” as seen in vastly different cultures.
To promote recycling amongst the millions of residents in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Coca-Cola designed an arcade machine that runs on empty Coca-Cola bottles. Even empty Coca-Cola bottles can open happiness!
Police opened fire on protesters and opposition activists in violence related to the country’s national elections.
The human cost of cheap fashion is more in focus this year than ever before.
Additional garments destroyed in the fire were from other Western brands, including Wal-Mart, American Eagle, Uniqlo, and Zara.
Raveena Aulakh of the Toronto Star worked for a week in a Bangladesh clothing factory. She talks about the experience with BuzzFeed.
The online clothing brand is introducing a section on its website Tuesday for shoppers to explore the factories that make Everlane’s products. BuzzFeed takes a look.
John Liu, who oversees $140 billion in the New York City Pension Funds, is “disappointed” in U.S. retailers’ plan to improve factory safety in Bangladesh. He says that instead of their own plan they should have joined the legally-binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
A group of 17 U.S. retailers signed a five-year agreement to improve safety at Bangladesh garment factories. It’s separate from a plan made by mainly European retailers announced Monday and comes nearly three months after a major factory collapse in the country killed more than 1,100.
No more Bangladesh disasters, OK?
The retailer says it will sign a fire safety and building improvements agreement provided a key clause about resolving disputes in court is renegotiated. But is the company being disingenuous?
Labor rights groups plan to launch a new campaign against Gap even though it wasn’t producing clothes at the factory that collapsed in Bangladesh last month. A new website called “Gap Deathtraps” launches Wednesday.
Is shopping “the new terrorism”?
Everyone from J. Crew to Victoria’s Secret to the Kardashian empire. If you don’t shop at one of these stores, you probably know someone who does.
The death toll has passed 400, but hundreds more remain unaccounted for as cleanup and protests rage on in Dhaka. WARNING: Graphic images ahead.
And many say Primark’s pledge to compensate victims is merely a hasty, poorly thought-out PR move.
Tommy Hilfiger is trying to shape up after reports that it continues to use unsafe factories in Bangladesh, where almost 500 garment workers have died in five years. Let’s look at how disasters there stack up against other famous industrial accidents.
A brilliantly photographed series on the dangerous, grueling lives of teenage sex workers in Bangladeshi slums. Read more here.
People generally ride the roofs of trains in Bangladesh for one of three reasons: 1) It’s free. 2) It’s fun. 3) There is no room inside.