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The following are a source of resources regarding the issues of the garment industry:

  • The Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Bangladesh Safety Accord from The Clean Clothes Campaign, dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.
  • Colorlines, Lessons from the Bangladeshi Factory Collapse - An excellent article called Lessons from the Bangladeshi Factory Collapse
  • Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business is a collaborative learning community whose members collectively,
    - Share knowledge, applications, and experiences,
    - Build awareness, and
    - Foster campus and community engagement that furthers social responsibility and sustainability in the apparel industry.
  • Green America - Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Searching ‘Bangladesh’ brings up several excellent articles.
  • International Labor Organization - Promoting Fire Safety in Bangladesh's Garment Factories
    In March 2013 the tripartite constituents of the ILO - government, employers and workers - developed a National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety for the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh. It came about after two devastating fires at ready-made garment factories in 2012 and early 2013 killed 120 workers and injured many others. One of the activities in the Plan of Action, is to develop and deliver mass worker education tools, such as this video, to promote safety and health in the ready-made garments sector. 
  • International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally.
  • Social Alterations - An Education Lab for Socially Responsible Fashion
    SAGE: The Social Alterations Google Earth Module - Each station along the SAGE module represents a small window into the vast, diverse and interdisciplinary world of conventional global apparel supply chains by introducing learners (educators and independent learners alike) to an edited sampling of resources, including classroom-ready learning activities (worksheets, study guides, lesson plans, etc.).

Webliography of Internet Resources for Global Education

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  • The BCTF is not responsible for the content of external websites. This list was created in spring 2006 and updated in spring 2008. Contact bryeburn@bctf.ca if you have suggestions for additions or comments about any of the sites listed in this webliography.
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