Film release about the Rana Plaza collapse delayed by India court

August 29, 2015 by  
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In 2013, over 1000 people were killed in the Raza Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. Now, a movie about the disaster is being banned in India for at least six months for being unfit for theaters. The film follows one of the victims of the disaster, who was trapped for 17 days under the rubble, and filmmaker Nazrul Islam Khan is arguing against the ban, saying that the film brings hope and knowledge to the public. READ MORE >

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Over 300 People Dead in Bangladesh Factory Collapse

April 26, 2013 by  
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Photo by Andrew Biraj for  Reuters The death toll at the horrific garment factory collapse that occurred earlier this week has now risen to 300 . According to the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, 80% of the factory’s workers were young women aged between 18 and 20 . As upsetting as it’s been to watch, we’ve been following the news on Ecouterre , as well as investigating how consumers can express to the big name brands that make their clothes at the factory that the working conditions that led to the casualties is absolutely unacceptable. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bangladesh , Benetton , CA , Dhaka , Dress Barn , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , forced labor , green fashion , human rights , Joe Fresh , KiK , Mango , Primark , Rana Plaza , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , sweatshop labor , sweatshop workers , sweatshops , Tazreen Fashions , The Children’s Place , walmart , workers rights        

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New Lithium Reserve Discovered in Wyoming Could Meet All US Demand

April 26, 2013 by  
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As the clean tech and electric vehicle industries grow, there is an ever greater demand for lithium – the key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries used to store energy in EVs, laptop computers and a host of other devices. At present the US imports around 80 percent of its lithium, but the University of Wyoming’s Carbon Management Institute just discovered a massive reserve that could transform the US from a “significant lithium importer to an independent lithium producer.” Read the rest of New Lithium Reserve Discovered in Wyoming Could Meet All US Demand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , carbon management institute , li batteries , li-ion , lithium , lithium batteries , lithium ion , lithium salt , natural resources , Rock Springs Uplift , unveristy of wyoming , wind energy , wyoming lithium        

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UID Architects’ Nest House is an Eco-Friendly Retreat for Three Women in a Japanese Forest

April 26, 2013 by  
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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

November 27, 2012 by  
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Late Saturday an industrial blaze took down a multi-level garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, claiming the lives of at least 112 people. The fire is said to be the country’s worst-ever in the industrial sector, and it eerily echoed a similar incident that  claimed 300 lives in Pakistan  back in September. “The factory had three staircases, and all of them were down through the ground floor so the workers could not come out when the fire engulfed the building,” Mohammad Mahbub, the operations director for fire department, told the  Associated Press . “Had there been at least one emergency exit through outside the factory, the casualties would have been much lower.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bangladesh , clean clothes campaign , Dhaka , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , Fashion , forced labor , green , human rights , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style” title=”Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire , sweatshop labor , sweatshop workers , sweatshops , Tazreen Fashions , walmart , workers rights

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Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running a “Sweatshop” in NYC

March 11, 2012 by  
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Last month, a group employees filed a lawsuit against Alexander Wang , alleging that the fashion designer was running a sweatshop in New York City’s Chinatown. The 30 plaintiffs are asking for $50 million for each of the suit’s nine charges, which include labor law violations, breach of agreement, and “unjust enrichment.” The lead plaintiff in the suit, 56-year-old Wenyu Lu, reported working 84 hours per week at Wang’s Chinatown factory, resulting in eye injuries and kidney stones. Wang, who reportedly earned $25 million in 2011, has denied the accusations. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexander Wang , chinatown , couterre , Fashion , labor laws , NYC , sweatshops , work conditions

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Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running a “Sweatshop” in NYC

March 11, 2012 by  
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Last month, a group employees filed a lawsuit against Alexander Wang , alleging that the fashion designer was running a sweatshop in New York City’s Chinatown. The 30 plaintiffs are asking for $50 million for each of the suit’s nine charges, which include labor law violations, breach of agreement, and “unjust enrichment.” The lead plaintiff in the suit, 56-year-old Wenyu Lu, reported working 84 hours per week at Wang’s Chinatown factory, resulting in eye injuries and kidney stones. Wang, who reportedly earned $25 million in 2011, has denied the accusations. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexander Wang , chinatown , couterre , Fashion , labor laws , NYC , sweatshops , work conditions

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