The Straits Times
Published on Nov 27, 2012

Sean 'Diddy' Combs urged to act after Bangladesh blaze link


DHAKA (AFP) - Activists urged US rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs to push for better working conditions after revealing clothing for his fashion line was made in a Bangladeshi factory where 110 staff died in a fire.

Labour rights campaigners shot and distributed dozens of images of labelled clothes inside the gutted remains of the Tazreen Fashion factory, where the ferocious blaze took hold late on Saturday.

"We found clothing of ENYCE (Combs's label) and Faded Glory (a Walmart range)," said Ms Kalpona Akter, director of the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity.

She said that clothes also made for German discount line KiK, US firm Dickies, True Desire of Sears, Edinburgh Woollen Mill and several other Western brands had been identified in the burnt-out ruins.