Apparel exports from Bangladesh factories jumped 24% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, despite recent disasters that shone a spotlight on unsafe factories. Retailers in Europe and the US responded to April's Rona Plaza collapse with two separate plans to improve safety and working conditions, which makes more sense than trying to move massive production to another country, experts say. "For companies that source between half a billion dollars and $1.5 billion of garments a year, there's no other place to move the large volume," said McKinsey & Co. principal Achim Berg.

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