On April 24, 2013, at least 1,138 people died and 2,500 were injured, mostly women, in the factory collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. It is, to date, the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry worldwide. The factory made clothing for US, Canadian and European clothing labels and retailers like Walmart, The Children's Place, North Face/VF Corporation, and others. A number of companies have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a five-year legally binding agreement between international labor organizations, non-governmental organizations, and retailers engaged in the textile industry to maintain minimum safety standards in the Bangladesh textile industry. However, some of the largest companies (like North Face/VF Corporation) have yet to sign onto the safety accord or provide compensation to the survivors.
In solidarity with factory and garment workers in Bangladesh, join with GGJ, United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) and the World March of Women US chapter in demanding that:
The North Face/VF Corporation take accountability for the conditions where their clothes are made and sign onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh!
Sign the petition below to send an email to Eric Wiseman, CEO of VF Corporation.