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News Summary: Disney, Sears used factory in fire

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • November 28, 2012 - 12:44 PM

THE BRANDS: Among the clothing found in the burnt remains of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory are Wal-Mart's Faded Glory brand, shorts from hip-hop star Sean Combs' ENYCE label and a hooded sweatshirt from Disney.

DEADLY FIRE: An Associated Press reporter searching the Bangladesh factory Wednesday found these and other clothes among the equipment charred in the fire that killed 112 workers on Saturday.

THE BACKDROP: The fire has elevated awareness of something labor groups, retailers and governments have long known: Bangladesh's garment industry — second only to China's in exports — is rife with dangerous workplaces. More than 300 workers there have died in fires since 2006.

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