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WELCOME TO THE ARCHIVE (1994-2014) OF THE MAQUILA SOLIDARITY NETWORK. For current information on our ongoing work on the living wage, women's labour rights, freedom of association, corporate accountability and Bangladesh fire and safety, please visit our new website, launched in October, 2015:


November 26, 2012

Another preventable factory fire takes the lives of Bangladeshi workers

A catastrophic factory fire at the Tazreen Fashion garment factory in Dhaka took the lives of over 112 workers on Saturday, November 24. What was reportedly an electrical malfunction appears to have been compounded by the factory’s lack of basic safety features like emergency exits, functioning fire extinguishers, and worker training.

November 6, 2007

Tell Tommy Hilfiger, Guess and Dickies: It's time to act

At the Vaqueros Navarra factory in Tehuacan, Mexico, over 100 union supporters have been fired and many more have been harassed and pressured to resign. American Eagle Outfitters, Gap and Warnaco have responded to the workers’ call for action, but three other brands that source apparel from the company have failed to act. It's time for them to step up to the plate.