30 Apr '13, 6pm

The real cost of cheap fashion: why condolences alone won't help the garment workers of Bangladesh

The real cost of cheap fashion: why condolences alone won't help the garment workers of Bangladesh

The world is still reeling from heartbreaking scenes in Bangladesh, where over 380 people died when a building collapsed last Wednesday, containing factories producing clothing for our high-street shops. The news covered live scenes of people digging with their hands in the rubble to drag bodies out, voices trapped inside asking for water and saying they couldn’t breathe, weeping families who have lost loved ones. But the sad fact is that this isn’t an isolated incident. More than 700 workers have died in factory collapses and fires in this very small region outside the capital city of Dhaka in the past decade alone.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/condolences-will-not-help-the-ga...

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