Bangladesh Sweatshops Case Study

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Bangladesh Sweatshops Introduction: People from low economic background are willing to accept poor working conditions, low wages and risks as any income is welcome to those who face poverty. Such is the case in Bangladesh where more than 5000 factories supply products to countries in Europe and America. Manufacturing of garments makes up the bulk of exports hence it is a vital part of the economic development of Bangladesh. Sweating for a T-Shirt Video: (A video by Global Exchange)-Followers of fashion are rarely aware of the conditions in which manufacturing is done. In 2008, BBC made a series of videos to raise awareness about conditions in factories in countries like Bangladesh and highlight the problems faced by workers there. The building collapse in Bangladesh in 2013 caused many deaths and injuries and revealed the plight of workers in that country. No phone calls: In many factories workers’ belongings were checked before entry. They were constantly under surveillance by cameras. They were not allowed to use the washroom and drinking water was not provided. Moreover phone calls were not permitted even when there was a crisis in the family. What is the possible solution? Companies and consumers should be aware of problems and try to help workers by…show more content…
They can make sure that they do not buy products from a company where sweatshops are used. They may opt for Fair Trade certified products which would benefit workers and farmers. They may educate others about fair practices and also check websites of companies. They may use social networking sites to spread awareness. “No one wants to buy products made with sweatshop labor, but it is hard to know what to avoid, and where to find green and Fair Trade products. Green America provides the information you need to help stop sweatshop labor and promote fair treatment of workers everywhere.”( so a policy of buying sweatshop-free products would be
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