24 Oct '13, 6pm

What's a living wage? Here's a infographic that gets down to the brass tacks

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters It is now six months since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1100 people died, and the garment industry is still scrabbling to pick up the pieces. Over 100 companies have now signed up to an agreement on monitoring factory fire and building safety in Bangladesh, and international efforts are being made to sort out compensation for the workers. But will this mean that all is well with global trade again? Can we all go back to buying cheap clothes without guilt, telling ourselves that low paid jobs are good for their economy and fast fashion good for ours? PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: Condolences Alone Will Not Help the Garment Workers of Bangladesh Photo by Sajid Hossain for Reuters Let us go back to six months ago and revisit the scene of the building collapse. A few days before the collapse a crack appeared in the side...

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