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Kofi Ansah changed fashion in Ghana after his return from the UK. Eric Don-Arthur, courtesy of Kofi Ansah Foundation

Kofi Ansah left Ghana to become a world famous fashion designer - how his return home boosted the industry

International career mobility can give people valuable knowledge and expertise to be used in their home country.
Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers assist in rescue operations 48 hours after the Rana Plaza garment building collapsed on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 26, 2013. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

10 years after the Rana Plaza collapse, fashion has yet to slow down

Ten years after a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, scholars find slow fashion practices hold the keys to a more sustainable, joyful relationship with clothes.
That cheap statement piece comes at a price: the industry has a ‘murderous disregard for human life.’ (Clockwise: AP/Mahmud Hossain; AP/Ismail Ferdous; Unsplash/Markus Spiske; Unsplash/Clem Onojeghuo)

Fast Fashion: Why garment workers’ lives are still in danger 10 years after Rana Plaza — Podcast

We look back to the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,124 people and discuss how much — or how little — has changed for garment-worker conditions today.

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