#169 - The Rana Plaza Collapse: What Happened & What it Means for the Fashion Industry

April 20, 2021

#169 - The Rana Plaza Collapse: What Happened & What it Means for the Fashion Industry
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📄  🎬 In April of 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, killing 1,132 people and maiming more than 2,500 others. This tragedy became a symbol of the fashion industry’s impact and need for sustainable reform.  April 24, 2021 marks...


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In April of 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, killing 1,132 people and maiming more than 2,500 others. This tragedy became a symbol of the fashion industry’s impact and need for sustainable reform. 

April 24, 2021 marks eight years since the Rana Plaza disaster, and it also marks the ceremonious kick-off of Grow Ensemble’s series: The Impact of Fashion.

This series, created in partnership with sustainable fashion leaders at Dhana, will provide a comprehensive look at the social, environmental, and economic impact of the fashion industry, much of which provided the underpinnings for the Rana Plaza disaster. 

This episode is our launching pad where we are going to: 

  1. Introduce you to the avoidable tragedy at Rana Plaza; and 
  2. Explore what has been done since the collapse to address the working conditions and protection of workers in the fashion industry.

Keep up with our series on The Impact of Fashion, here. 

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