Stories of Impact
The 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh was the deadliest manufacturing incident to date, killing over 1000 workers and seriously injuring more than 3000 others. The collapse of the building, due to poor building infrastructure, raised alarm across the world about the need for improved labor standards for the sake of human life, and highlighted corrupt practices across the apparel supply chain - many issues and violations which are still in question today. With support from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, a team of North Carolina State University researchers is designing an innovative tracking system to promote the ethical production of apparel and educate consumers. They hope the initiative will help eliminate incidents like the Rana Plaza collapse from ever happening again.
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