Are you one of those people who thinks it’s your right to buy inexpensive, trendy clothes from fast fashion retailers?
If so, here are the people that make your clothes. They’re dead.
Click here to read the New York Times article about the latest garment factory tragedy in Bangladesh, where the workers were producing fast fashion garments for Americans and Europeans.
Many journalists call ethically-produced high fashion “elitist,” furthering the unjust justification that fast fashion is democratic. I’m constantly blown away by how inexpensive people believe that clothing should be. You get what you pay for, and by constantly demanding lower and lower prices for goods, consumers are telling companies that they don’t care about ethics; they only care about price.
But the true cost of cheap fast fashion lies in the rubble of this garment factory in Bangladesh.