Bangladesh, the Human Cost of Fashion Cheap

Bangladesh, the Human Cost of Fashion Cheap

A few days after the announcement of death of more than a thousand people in Bangladesh following a garment factory collapse, difficult of does not adhere to what Suzy Menkes, who d clara recently that he was not morally acceptable to propose a dress or a swimsuit in the m me price than a Cappuccino…

Second me exporter in the sector of pr-t – wear (just behind China), Bangladesh has become within a few years are eldorado signs seeking to minimize the extr me their costs of production. It must be said that between an average monthly wage of 30 euros, a day are endless work and record productivity, Bangladesh provides jeans and t-shirts of the unbeatable prices. A boon for Mango, H & M and others, who don’t require: not close our eyes to the working conditions often are unacceptable imposed by their subcontractors.

It is true that the right to work in Bangladesh if av re particularly slightly ‘flexible’, such point that some don’t h require not talk about modern-day slavery. For a salary of re, women and children are indeed submitted a rate of production spaces n (14 hours of work per day), sleep often on-site and work in unhealthy premises and s surpeupl, no standard security. Since 2005, there are thus more victims of fires or collapses of garment factories, like the one that caused the death of more than 1,000 workers Dhaka, the capital of the country on April 24. A tragedy to the very heavy toll which is however unlikely to evolve things, judging by the r actions of the various parties concern annuities are…

Between a first Minister of Bangladesh who tries to minimize the facts (by explaining that no country is immune from this kind of disaster), a Spanish sign – Mango – seeking to exonerate himself (d saying do make only a small part of its production in Bangladesh) and the silence deafening other customers from the workshops of Dhaka (Tex, C & has) (, the good March, Benetton, etc.), hard not to say that the int r ts financial pass once again here well away respect for the human being.

And if society Canadian Loblaw – who was regularly especially appeal to the workshops of the Rana Plaza – comes to take into consideration “integrity structural facilities during the audits of its suppliers v” and p d dear of employees on site daily to ensure good compliance standards, she is now an exception. O this question which arises now we: how consumer force retailers adopt a d works responsible for thiquement?

In practice, if the boycott of retailers outsourcing their production to Bangladesh has all of the “false good idea” (it doing what addicted be put it re workers pushing them accept a worse than the previous job, or even m prostitution me), however could be the creation of an independent label for ensuring the respect of a certain ethics, like what is done for several years are in the food sector.

A solution that, if she would allow consumers to have greater awareness, marks their image, and workers of b n benefit from better working conditions, would be accompanied in kind of a rise in prices. Rest know so if once the motion e spinoffs, the average consumer will be ready to pay a few euros more his baby doll H & M…

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