Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Cost of the Shirt on Your Back
We don't often think about the costs that go into making the clothes that we wear, but it's definitely something to consider, especially when basic human rights are largely being ignored in the process of garment making.
This issue has been in the media a lot recently, ever since the tragic building collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh last year that left over 1,000 workers dead.
I've watched a few documentaries concerning the garment-making industry and this interactive article with videos from The Guardian is the best one I've come across. It covers the past, present and what the future could look like for the industry if no changes are made.
It's definitely worth 15 minutes! You can check it out through this link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/apr/bangladesh-shirt-on-your-back