My immediate reaction when I hear about things like the disaster in Bangladesh is to stop purchasing any clothing made there, or generally to reconsider what I'm buying and why. The article points out where simply boycotting clothing made in any one particular country may not be the solution. Here's a good quote that encapsulates what the whole article is about:
"A despairing friend who says she struggles to pay the price of Canadian-made clothes, or shop only at the Maritime second-hand chain Frenchy's, asked me this week if she had to "go naked" in order not to feel guilty. But our cheap clothes have helped fuel a social and economic revolution in Bangladesh, and Bangladeshis do not want that to end."
Food for thought.
- Submitted by Nancy R.