April 24th, 2016 marks the three year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory where 1130 people were killed.
A factory that produces clothing for Loblaws structurally failed back in 2013, leaving world-wide headlines on the harsh reality of the clothing industry.
According to VICE News, Loblaws still imports their clothing from Bangladesh citing that “The ready-made garment industry is an important part of the Bangladesh economy and a major catalyst for the development of that country.”
VICE News writer Hilary Beaumont spoke on the Ryan Jespersen Show about the three year mark and where we are today.
“I spoke to a 22 year old woman who worked on the seventh floor of that building who lost both her legs in the collapse. Her job was to make jeans for Joe Fresh at the time. I asked her about what’s happening with her. She told me she’s getting very little compensation from Loblaws.”
What do you think should be done about work conditions in garment factories? Would you pay more for clothing if it ensures conditions were better?