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Fires Wreck Garment Factories in South Africa, Philippines, Pakistan

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Fires that continue to plague the global garment industry lend credence to calls by labor advocates for an Accord for Fire and Building Safety that covers not just Bangladesh but all textile-producing countries. One conflagration broke out at a multi-story textile factory in the city center of Durban in South Africa Monday, causing severe damage…

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