Sweat Shops & Complicit Fashion Industry

Dying for a Bargain - BBC Panorama - b03bvmyf
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

Further Reading
11 Facts About Sweatshops
“In developing countries, an estimated 250 million children ages 5-14 are forced to work.” – DoSomething.org

Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops
“We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible cost.” – War On Want

Sweatshops still make your clothes
If you care about ethical labour standards, your clothing choices are more limited than you might think.” – Salon

Was your T-shirt made in the Dhaka garment factory? You have no idea
“The thing about clothes, as with the processed mince that turned out to be horsemeat, is that supply chains are long.” – The Guarduan

Bangladesh building collapse – in pictures The Guarduan

Rescue workers carry a young victim's body out from the rubble

Photograph: A.M. Ahad/AP


About domestic empire

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