Safety inspectors are told to leave Bangladesh

You may have seen the news over the past week - the government of Bangladesh is expelling an international group of safety inspectors from the country, who have been working to improve the conditions of its sweatshops.

The Accord of Fire and Building Safety was set up after the devastating Rana Plaza disaster of 2013. Its expulsion from Bangladesh is a dangerous precedent for other developing countries where fast fashion is produced.

Only half the sweatshops targetted for inspections have even been looked at, never mind recommendations implemented.

But what can we do?

Increase pressure on the fast fashion industry, keep asking them 'who made my clothes?', and keep talking about it. Hopefully industry lobbyists can pressure the government to reinstate the team - but this is a significant blow for the slow fashion movement and we just need to watch this space I suppose.

Read more here, and join the conversation online using the hashtag #whomademyclothes