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The Student Problem: Ethical Fashion

Laura Maw | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Maw

Unethically-produced clothing: it's a company's responsibility to refuse to sell it and the consumer's responsibility not to buy it. Right? Theoretically yes. But in practice, there are thousands of broke students all over Britain wanting the best deal on a new dress

Woman Gives Birth Outside Primark In Birmingham

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

A baby girl delivered in the street outside a branch of clothing store Primark is "doing fine", according to medics. Emergency services were called to...

How to Save Money And Shop Ethically

Wendy Graham | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Graham

The notion of ethical fashion has been gaining more and more ground recently, particularly since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh last year. Yet Primark hit the news again yesterday with claims that a cry for help was stitched into the label of a £10 dress. The dressmaker claimed they were forced to work exhausting hours to keep up with our demand for cheap fashion...

6 British Stateside Flops Primark Will Hope To Do Better Than

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Primark is coming to America, with US fashionistas preparing to snap up their budget items at the chain's first store, set to open in Boston, Massachu...

Primark Plans To Go Stateside

PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six mo...

Asa Bennett

#BlackFriday Hits Oxford Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Black Friday on Oxford Street has been saved from being an outright anticlimax by Sony, who have successfully hijacked it for the launch of their Play...

Indian Teenager Forced to Drink Acid by Jilted Boyfriend - Report

Nita Bhalla | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nita Bhalla

An 18-year-old Indian girl has been admitted to hospital after her jilted boyfriend poured acid down her throat and pushed her into the sea in the coastal city of Mumbai.

Primark Says It's Illegal To Photograph This 'Mr Christmas' Jumper

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

A shopper was banned from a Primark store for taking a photograph of a Christmas jumper, with a manager telling her that it was "against the law". ...

Primark Death Fall Woman Named

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 57-year-old woman who died after she fell from a third floor balcony in a Liverpool Primark has been named as Susan Wood. Wood was found with se...

Woman Falls To Her Death In Primark

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

A woman has died after she fell from the third floor balcony of a Primark shop in Liverpool. The 57-year-old was found at the bottom of the escalat...

Who Else Should be Held Accountable for the Rana Plaza Tragedy in Bangladesh?

Amel Guettatfi | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amel Guettatfi

None of the customary building codes and regulations were followed when the Rana Plaza was built in 2007 and no proper permission was acquired.Three extension floors were illegally added to the building, ignored by the authorities. Cracks were noticed by workers in the building the day before.

Matthew Tucker

The Final Embrace: Heartbreaking Photo From The Bangladesh Factory Collapse (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Dhaka Building Collapse: 'Smiling' Woman Survivor Found In Bangladesh Factory Rubble (VIDEO) Following the collapse of a Dhaka building, ho...

Bangladesh Under Siege

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

As the week proceeds the baggage of the dark night in Dhaka must be made to come to surface. The government can no longer continue its charade of growth and development built on the back of corruption and the silencing of its opposition.

Why I Won't Be Boycotting Primark

Ilana Winterstein | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ilana Winterstein

In response to a boycott, brands may cut production or pull out of factories. This would lead to the loss of jobs, garment workers struggling to feed their families and families being unable to send their children to school.

After The Bangladesh Factory Collapse, Should You Boycott Primark?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

The neglect and exploitation that led to the collapse of a Dhaka building housing eight factories is the latest in a long line of horrific incidents a...

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Death Toll Reaches 610

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

The death toll in the Bangladesh garment factory collapse has reached 610, reports Reuters. The number is expected to rise as rescuers continue to ...

Fabric Of Society

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While many clothes companies have been associated with the Dhaka factory tragedy, low-cost, fast fashion provider Primark has taken the culpability cr...

Ethical Living - An Issue of Class?

Nadia Henderson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Style
Nadia Henderson

When news broke last week that yet another disaster had befallen a garment factory in Bangladesh, I was angered and upset, but not very surprised. It had been a matter of months since the Tazreen factory fire had claimed 112 workers' lives, and it was inevitable that tragedy would strike again before long. I sat at my laptop, scrolling through Twitter, as more details unfolded. Incidentally, I was wearing a Primark dress.

Matalan Offers Aid To Victims Of Bangladesh Building Collapse

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

High street clothing chain Matalan is to provide financial aid to those affected by the Bangladesh building collapse that took the lives of 400 people...

Primark To Compensate Victims Of Bangladesh Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Primark has agreed to compensate victims of the building collapse in Bangladesh which killed more than 350 people. The disaster struck the building...

Protesters Target Primark After Bangladesh Building Collapse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Protesters targeted Primark's flagship store in London on Saturday, demanding compensation for the hundreds of workers killed when a factory complex c...

Two Bangladesh Factory Owners Arrested After Building Collapse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Two factory owners in Bangladesh who ignored warnings about the safety of their buildings and forced their employees to continue working have been arr...

Rubber Bullets And Tear Gas Fired At Garment Factory Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Rubber bullets and tear gas have been used against thousands of protesters in Bangladesh, as crowds took to the streets calling for better working con...

Primark 'Shocked And Saddened' After Bangladesh Factory Collapse Kills 147

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Bosses at high street giant Primark said they were "shocked and saddened" to hear of the deaths of almost 150 people following the collapse of an eigh...

Collapsed Factory 'Supplied Primark And Monsoon'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

The Bangladeshi building that collapsed on Wednesday killing at least 87 people housed a garment factory that claims to supply a number of UK high str...