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US high street retailer Gap have expressed their sorrow at the news of another deadly factory fire in Bangladesh, in a statement confirming that some of their products have been made with the fabric produced inside the building. In a statement, the company said:
Asda has confirmed that the Bangladeshi factory where the fire broke out is a long-standing supplier to the George clothing range, but that it supplies fabrics rather than finished clothes.
In a statement, George said it believes the industry should "consider whether to extend factory safety programs to this next level of production":
The British embassy in Bangladesh has tweeted about last night's fatal factory blaze, saying that the UK is "working to raise standards" in the country:
A spokesman for Walmart, which owns Asda, has given the following statement regarding the fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh:
A deputy manager for Aswad Composite Mills told ITV News that George - a brand name used by Asda in the UK - was among the brands who used the factory.
Clare Lissaman, director at Ethical Fashion Forum, told ITV News that the fatal factory fire in Bangladesh was "completely preventable".
She said: "It wouldn't cost that much more to have buildings that were safe, workers that were paid properly, estimates are about 5p more per garment. I think we can have affordable garments that don't mean that people have to die."
The deputy manager of the factory in Bangladesh where nine garment workers were killed last night has told ITV News that six British high street brands used Aswad Composite Mills.
Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg reports from Dhaka:
Next, who were linked to the factory Bangladesh where nine garment workers were killed last night, told ITV News:
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As British companies reluctantly admitted they were linked to the latest factory fire in Bangladesh yesterday, a wider problem was revealed.
ITV News has revealed how six British brands were indirectly linked to a factory in Bangladesh that burned down, killing nine people.