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Origins of garments - food for thought

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Good article from the WSJ that talks about subcontracted outsourcing, particularly in Bangladesh. Of note, it seems that some Chinese companies will subcontract to Bangladesh. I'm personally uncomfortable with 99% of Chinese-made goods (for ethical and quality-related reasons) and even more concerned with the Bangladeshi garment industry. While many Chinese factories are known to be harsh and largely immoral by western standards, these Bangladeshi factories really just seem like death traps.

 

Food for thought...

 

N.B. the article may be behind a paywall for some.

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And it should be noted that this is one area where men have a distinct advantage over women. Because men in no way have to bend to the whim of changing fashions, we are free to invest more $ in skillfully, transparently, and ethically-made pieces.

 

Women, on the other hand, need to keep up with "fast fashion." That particular dynamic keeps dangerous factories such as these (as well as most designers and retailers) in business.

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don't care.

If you asked those people, I would bet they would thank their lucky stars that they work there.

Same thing with the ship breaking article in india. Its dangerous, deadly, gruling work, but these guys have so few options, this seems like hitting the lottery to them.
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