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2014-07-23 23:22:20

Members recognize one year of progress, challenges in their work to improve factory safety with release of Annual Report Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 During its first 12 months, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has completed inspections of all 587 factories from which its Members source, provided basic fire safety training to more than one million workers and managers and begun offering financial compensation—recently extended from two to up to four months—to...

2014-07-10 23:00:59

Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety announced today it will extend compensation benefits to workers from two months’ to up to four months’ wages for workers displaced as a result of factory remediation, effective immediately. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 One week ahead of its annual Board meeting, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety announced today it will extend compensation benefits to workers from two months’ to up to four months’ wages for workers displaced...

2014-05-28 23:14:45

Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety recently published detailed inspection reports on more than 27 ready-made garment factories. Nearly 1,000 workers’ salaries have been paid following Alliance-recommended factory closures to-date. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety recently published detailed inspection reports on more than 27 ready-made garment factories. These factories are among the 508 to-date that have undergone thorough fire, electrical and...

2014-05-02 23:05:26

More than 350 workers’ salaries paid following factory closures. To date, the Alliance has submitted four buildings—which together hold five factories—to the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) Review Panel with the recommendation for immediate suspension of production and closure for remediation. Dhaka, Bangladesh (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) in partnership with BRAC has begun dispersing funds directly to workers displaced by the...

2014-04-22 08:36:03

Brooklyn-based clothing retailer sets sights on expansion TOKYO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A decade into its run as an influential force on the New York fashion scene, clothing retailer and lifestyle brand OAK will open its first location in the Japanese market in Tokyo's Shibuya district. Located at 1-23-25 3F Shibuya, the store will offer the retailer's namesake OAK Collection and A.OK brands as well as a curated selection of shoes and accessories for men and women. The...

2014-01-22 04:21:17

VANCOUVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Garmatex Technologies, Inc. ("Garmatex"), an industry disrupting developer and supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics and apparel technologies, announces that it has been selected as the exclusive fabric supplier and design partner to Trail Makers, a new outerwear brand being launched by Makers USA, Inc. ("Makers"). Makers is a leading California-based lifestyle apparel company, founded and spearheaded by Sam Kim. Mr. Kim has...

2014-01-16 08:28:40

LOS ANGELES and BERLIN, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Apparel (Amex: APP), the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, is announcing the opening of its newly expanded and renovated Berlin store. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/LA47582-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/LA47582-b) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/LA47582-c) (Photo:...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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