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“Two years after a garment-factory collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 1,100 people and put a harsh spotlight on fashion-industry working conditions, Fair Trade apparel is gaining ground.”

–Dow Jones, July 7, 2015

Number of garment factories expected certified by Fair Trade USA, year-end 2015: “At least 25”

Number of garment factories in Bangladesh alone, 2013: c. 5,000

(Sources: “’Fair Trade’ Becomes a Fashion Trend,” by Andria Cheng, Dow Jones, July 7, 2015, http://www.4-traders.com/news/Fair-Trade-Becomes-a-Fashion-Trend–20655404/ and “Ready-made garments in Bangladesh: No longer a forgotten sector,” by Khadija Farhana, OECD Observer No. 299, Second Quarter, 2014,http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/4368/Ready-made_garments_in_Bangladesh:_No_longer_a_forgotten_sector.html

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