Wal-Mart, Disney clothes found in Bangladesh fire
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - A hooded Mickey Mouse sweatshirt from Disney. Children's shorts with Wal-Mart's Faded Glory label. Clothes with hip-hop star Sean Combs' ENYCE tag.
The garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 people were killed in a fire over the weekend was used by a host of major United States (US) and European retailers, an Associated Press reporter discovered on Wednesday from clothes and account books left amid the blackened tables and melted sewing machines at Tazreen Fashions Ltd.
Wal-Mart had been aware of safety problems at the factory and said it had decided well before the blaze to stop doing business with it. But it said a supplier had continued to use Tazreen without authorisation.
Sears, likewise, said its merchandise was being produced there without its approval through a vendor, which has since been fired.