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Russian sanctions hurting small Italian fashion producers

Jun. 17, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — Fine Italian knitwear packed in boxes addressed to retailers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kursk sit stacked in a Lombardy warehouse awaiting dispatch. Although not subject to sanctions to punish Russia for invading Ukraine, the garments are not likely to ship any time soon....

Container depot fire spotlights Bangladesh industrial safety

Jun. 06, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh struggled Monday to determine the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 41 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others at a shipping container storage depot, as experts raised concerns over the country's...

At least 49 dead in 2nd day of Bangladesh cargo depot fire

Jun. 05, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh killed at least 49 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others, officials and local media reported Sunday, as efforts to extinguish the blaze continued into a second...

Thai garment workers win $8.3M in back pay after layoffs

May. 26, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1,250 Thai workers who sewed bras for brands Victoria’s Secret, Lane Bryant and Torrid — and who were laid off last year without their legally required severance — have received 281 million baht ($8.3 million) in compensation, according to worker rights groups...