Sewing Change

Bangladesh's 3,500 garment factories have some of the world's worst working conditions. In the last decade, several hundred workers have died in factory fires, casualties blamed on the lack of sprinklers and locked exit doors. While enduring these conditions, workers are paid subsistence wages, which effectively enslave and impoverish the labor pool. Under pressure from consumers, foreign companies have tried to persuade those factories to treat workers more humanely.

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Sewing Change