Taoiseach Enda Kenny opens the Primark store in Berlin last week.

The Taoiseach’s decision to open Primark’s new store in Berlin last week was not an unqualified success. He managed to incur the wrath of many on soci(...)

Relatives show pictures of garment workers believed to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building last year. Clothes brands have been criticised for not doing enough to help families of victims. Photograph: Reuters

A call has been made for well known clothes brands to make “immediate and significant” payments to a fund set up to raise money for the victims(...)

Rescuers carry a survivor out of the rubble of the Rana Plaza factory last May.  Photograph: AP Photo/Parvez Ahmad Rony

Primark is to pay out a further $10 million in compensation to victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bang(...)

Brush with death: rescuers pull a garment worker alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

It was an image of horror that made people in the West think uncomfortable thoughts about the human cost of the clothes on their backs: a couple embra(...)

Earlier this month, Primark announced a 44 per cent rise in profits, as sales for 2012 rocketed 22 per cent. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA

Against the odds, 2013 has ended on a number of positive notes for Primark. On Thursday night, the budget fashion chain won two mannequin torso-shaped(...)

Workers dig mass graves during a mass burial of unidentified garment workers, who died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in May. Photograph:  Reuters

Six months after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh, more than 15 brands whose clothes were produced there have yet(...)

Protesters outside the Wal-Mart Stores  headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas hold up a sign yesterday commemorating those killed in recent clothing factory tragedies in Bangladesh, including that at the collapsed Rana Plaza.  Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

A teenage garment-maker who survived for 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed Bangladesh garment factory building has left hospital with a new job at (...)

An activist protests against working conditions at production sites used by the H&M clothing chain in Bangladesh in Berlin last summer. Photograph: Getty Images

It is not hard to find cheap clothes but, last month, the death of more than 1000 workers in a Bangladesh factory collapse highlighted the true pri(...)

Workers rescue a woman from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed in Savar. Photograph: Sohel Ahmed/Reuters

A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued today, a miraculous moment set against a sc(...)

A company official stands in front of a factory belonging to Tung Hai Group, a large garment exporter, after a fire in Dhaka. Eight people were killed when the fire swept through the garment factory in an industrial district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police and an industry association official said today. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Eight people are known to have died following a fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh as the death toll from last month’s fire at a multi-st(...)