Bangladesh Factory Fire Tracing The Chain

December 1, 2012 - 11:33 AM
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, Bangladeshi officials inspect the burned out garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. A week after a blaze at the factory killed 112 workers, a glaring question remains unanswered: How, exactly, did brands worth fortunes end up in such a place? Retailers like Wal-Mart and Sears, whose merchandise was found in the embers, are loathe to explain. But piecing together their limited answers with records and the insight of industry experts reveals a complex and ever-morphing supply chain, in which Tazreen Fashions Ltd. was but a single, completely interchangeable link. (AP Photo)