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Asia's garment workers say virus used as cover to smash unions

Bangkok - From factory floors in India to the warehouses of Cambodia, garment workers for global brands say the collapse in demand triggered by the coronavirus is being used as a cover to break their unions.

Connected wearable garment fashioned from graphene

Manchester - Graphene is the basis of a new generation of flexible and efficient electronic devices. It has now been used to fabricate a garment, and the garment is suitable for the latest wearable technology.

Giving hospital gowns a makeover

There are many things about staying in hospital that are unpleasant for the patient, in addition to the procedure. These may include the environment, the food and even the gown. But one innovator wants to change what patients wear.

New campaign against sweatshop factories

On the eve of the six month anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, United Students Against Sweat Shops are launching a new movement on college campuses across the the U.S. to demand an end to deathtrap factories.

Another deadly clothing factory fire claims 10 in Bangladesh

Gazipur - Yet another deadly fire has claimed workers in a clothing factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh, a country where garment-making is King and factory owners are Princes.

Rana Plaza remembered — 'Day of Action to End Deathtraps' Special

Over the weekend students, workers, and community members in more than 35 cities across the world took action against Gap and Walmart as part of an "International Day of Action to End Deathtraps."

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