|Take Action: Call on Abercrombie to Stay the Course on Safety
Abercrombie & Fitch is dragging its feet on renewing its commitment to a rigorous garment factory safety program in Bangladesh. Abercrombie is an important buyer in Bangladesh – where 80% of the garment workers are women. Their commitment can make a critical difference to keeping those women safe.
It wasn’t until the Rana Plaza building collapse killed 1,134 garment workers that Abercrombie & Fitch finally agreed to sign a legally-binding safety agreement. The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, founded in 2013, is now set to expire in May. It’s already improved safety for 2 million garment workers across 1,600 factories. But the Accord can’t stop there – ongoing work is still needed to protect workers’ lives.
H&M, Zara, American Eagle Outfitters and 50 other companies have signed on to a 3-year continuation of the program – so why is Abercrombie & Fitch still holding out?
Campaigning by ILRF supporters was key to getting brands like Abercrombie to sign the first agreement. We need your help again – click here to call on Abercrombie & Fitch to stay in the Accord to continue protecting the garment workers who make their clothing!
Thanks in advance for taking action.