They just don’t get it, do they?

What is it about the clothing industry?  It would seem that throughout the entire history of this industry sector, the business model has been to employ people on the lowest possible wages and in the most appalling conditions.  The latest tragedy is the building collapse in Bangladesh, which is likely to have claimed the lives of hundred of workers.   Many of the goods made by the factories in this building were clothes destined to be retailed in Europe by Primark.   In response, this company has said it will offer emergency aid to the families of those killed and survivors, as well as pay compensation.  But this is too little too late.  International companies have an unequivocal ethical responsibility to oversee their supply chain.   My hope (perhaps somewhat optimistically) is that consumers will not buy products from firms that fail in this duty.

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2 Responses to They just don’t get it, do they?

  1. plerudulier says:

    Reblogged this on Things I grab, motley collection and commented:
    I can only agree with what is written herewith.

  2. Jamie says:

    great post. Check out this company, http://www.rapanuiclothing.com/ethical-fashion/ They offer great visibility of their ethical supply chain on their website. If a small company from the Isle of Wight can do it, why not everyone else?

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