Fashion Shall Cause No Harm
At around 6 pm the Ali Enterprises factory in Pakistan exploded into flames. As the fire ripped through the Ali Enterprises factory, workers were trapped in the building, behind barred windows and locked exit doors. Some workers managed to escape merely by jumping from windows considered too high to require bars, in the four-story building. The fire claiming the lives of over 250 people, and seriously injuring 55.
Millions of garment workers are protected by the Bangladesh Accord, yet this global agreement is under threat. We urge the government of Bangladesh and brands to support the continuation of Bangladesh Accord. This is happening in the wake of the worst repression in a decade against workers who protested for higher wages. Workers in Bangladesh deserve safe factories, living wages and freedom from repression #FreedomSafetyLivingWage.