• The clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed hundreds spotlights the human cost of Westerners' cheap clothing.

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  • Japanese firms have to be in China, says Akira Kitaura, the Japanese manager of the clothing factory in Hefei.

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  • After graduating in 1920 Mumeo Oku worked in a clothing factory and helped to run a home for poor women.

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  • Last week's building collapse in Bangladesh that killed hundreds of clothing factory workers put a spotlight on the sobering fact that people in poor countries often risk their lives working in unsafe factories to make the cheap T-shirts and underwear that Westerners covet.

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  • Mr. TIM WATERS (Director of Rapid Response, United Steelworkers of America) Right now we're in a clothing factory with, what I'm just guessing looking out on this one floor, hundreds and hundreds of sewing machines, and people sitting at benches with no backs on them, just bent over, sewing clothes for the U.S. market.

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  • Under Mr. Del Vecchio's supervision as CEO and chairman, Brooks Brothers purchased an additional factory, called Southwick Clothing, in Haverhill, Mass.

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  • But the company has faced a barrage of unfavorable publicity in recent months, including the fallout from allegations that it bribed officials in Mexico in order to smooth the way for store expansion, and criticism about its global sourcing practices after its clothing was found in a Bangladesh factory where more than 100 workers died in a fire last year.

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  • Mr Yunus also urged global fashion brands not to abandon the country, saying that garment factory workers subcontracted to produce their clothing should be seen as de facto employees.

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  • Factory fires, often caused by sparks hitting stored clothing and fabric, are the most common cause of death in Bangladesh's apparel industry.

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  • On its website, the factory said it could produce 6, 000 items of clothing a day.

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  • As for the Bangladesh factory where the fire occurred, the company said its clothing was still being made there by a subcontractor without its authorization after inspectors hired by the company found the facility substandard.

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  • In 1975, he set up a garment factory that would eventually become Giordano and take the Asian retail clothing scene by storm.

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  • Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, whose malls sell cheap name-brand clothing, is estimated to be up 7.2%, which is 2.7 points better than this REIT's five-year record.

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  • In 1993 he opened a 7, 000-square-foot wood shop in an old match factory, seeding it with money from the sale of a clothing business that had been in the family since 1907.

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  • At Burlington Coat Factory, "minority youth" enjoy selecting urban-style clothing from designers like SeanJean, Ecko, Baby Phat, Rocawear and LRG.

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  • An executive from a European clothing company that recently pulled out of Myanmar describes how the government took over its factory.

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  • DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) A fire in an 11-story garment factory in Bangladesh killed eight people, including a ruling party politician and a top official in the country's powerful clothing manufacturers' trade group, as the death toll from the collapse of another garment factory building passed 900 on Thursday.

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  • Further, we have refused to accept the products made at this factory since we are as yet unable to determine if underage workers helped produce the clothing.

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