Savar Collapse Case Study

1361 Words6 Pages
In the year of 2013, cracks were discovered in a commercial building in Savar, Bangladesh, which contained a bank, shops, and several garment factories. Almost all the business in the building were immediately closed after the discovery of the cracks; however, the garment factory workers were asked to continue working in the building even though the cracks had posed great danger. The commercial building collapsed the following day during working hours, killing 1,134 factory works while around 2,500 people were injured. According to the BBC NEWS, the Savar Collapse is by far the deadliest garment-factory accident in history. Those workers’ lives were put on the line in order to meet the massive demand of an industry that is driven by the hysteria of consumerism: the fast fashion industry. No one knows the exact root of fast fashion. Some suggest it is back in the 1960s when the younger generation forsook the traditional tailoring and turned to the trendier and less expensive options. What can be…show more content…
First of all, slow fashion businesses pay great attention to the material that goes into the production of textile. For instance, instead of using traditionally grown cotton, slow fashion chooses to use organic cotton, recycled cotton, and cotton verified by Better Cotton Initiative, a non-profit organization that promotes better standard in cotton farming. Other more sustainably grown materials like hemp and bamboo can also be seen in the slow fashion production since they require less pesticides and irrigation during cultivation. In addition, some other commonly seen material includes fleece and IngeoTM. Fleece is a kind of material made from recycled plastic such as soda bottles; meanwhile, IngeoTM is a polymer made from 100% renewable resource: the by-product of corns. Both of them are examples of environment-friendly synthetic materials that are being incorporated into the manufacturing of slow

More about Savar Collapse Case Study

Open Document