Panorama investigates how our clothes – including those of some big high street brands – are really made. It finds evidence of shocking working conditions and an industry that still puts profit before safety.
More than a thousand garment workers died when the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed in April. But reporter Richard Bilton discovers people working 19-hour days, security guards who lock in the workers and factory owners who hide the truth from western retailers.
Panorama – Dying for a Bargain
Mon 23 Sep 2013 20:30 BBC One
Thu 26 Sep 2013 04:30 BBC News Channel
Fri 27 Sep 2013 01:20 BBC Two
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“In developing countries, an estimated 250 million children ages 5-14 are forced to work.” – DoSomething.org
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“We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible cost.” – War On Want
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If you care about ethical labour standards, your clothing choices are more limited than you might think.” – Salon
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“The thing about clothes, as with the processed mince that turned out to be horsemeat, is that supply chains are long.” – The Guarduan
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