The 14 Companies that Didn’t Sign the Fire and Building Safety Accord
A building collapse on April 24th in Bangladesh became the most deadly accident in the history of the garment industry, killing 1,227 people. An agreement that would have companies paying $500,000 a year towards safety improvements has been accepted abroad as a way to prevent tragedies like this from ever reoccurring, but many top retailers in the United States have declined to sign the accord.
- Walmart (34 factories in Bangladesh)
- GAP (78 factories in Bangladesh)
- VF Corp/The North Face
- Cato Fashions
- Nordstroms (3 factories in Bangladesh)
- American Eagle Outfitters
- The Children’s Place
- Foot Locker
Instead of buying clothing made in dangerous conditions from far off countries, you can buy American-made clothing, shoes, and goods in general, or boycott the companies until they agree to sign the accord/ make an effort to protect those making goods over seas.