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Lineapelle Shoppers Warned About Bangladeshi Tanneries

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Bologna, Italy—Human Rights Watch warned attendees the Lineapelle leather fair (April 3 to 5) to avoid shopping some Bangladeshi tanneries which have failed to respect both national and international environmental standards. Specifically, tanneries operating in the Hazaribagh area of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, didn’t meet environmental standards, including Bay …

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Human Rights Group Warns of Toxic Leather Tanneries in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh—Human Rights Watch, a New York-based rights group, is alerting retailers and wholesales of  Bangladeshi leathers to the fact workers in tanneries here—some as young as 11—have become ill from exposure to hazardous chemicals or injured in horrific workplace accidents. In a 101-page report released today, “Toxic Tanneries: The …

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When you think about materials commonly used in wristwatches, you tend to think of stainless steel, plastics, silicone or rubber. But husband and team David Gandy and MarQuerite Hamden want you to think about natural materials, minimal waste and recycling in their watch collection, Ecowrist. They only use natural materials—primarily …