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Bangladesh is one of the leading supplier of readymade garments, with a huge clientele as H&M,Gap,Primark,Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Somehow, such colossal corporations getaway without facing their corporate responsibilities. Here’s a few examples;

You ought to know where your clothes come from and how they end up on the shop shelves!

H&M factory fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh: 21 workers die in fire at H&M factory
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/news/21-workers-die-in-fire-at-hm-factory-1914292.html

Fashion giant H&M evades taxes in Bangladesh:
http://www.swedishwire.com/business/5100-fashion-giant-ham-evades-taxes-in-bangladesh

H&M factory pics:
http://karlblanchet.photoshelter.com/gallery/G0000l6vNpICHLa0

posted over 8 years ago
magali
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magali

That’s sick! A lot of clothes are made in India too, where I live. They’re just cheats. Maybe the countries need the employment, but they need to be fair too.

posted over 8 years ago
 
Farmgirlwrites
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Farmgirlwrites

That’s terrible!

posted over 8 years ago
 
MnMz
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MnMz

OMG that is ridiculous!!

posted about 8 years ago
 
kmbessem12
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kmbessem12

H&M is a terrible company. they were even caught selling “organic clothing” for more money when it wasnt organic at all it was exactly the same as the “regular” items! Sick money hungry people, thats why thrift stores are great, you dont support these big nasty companies.

posted about 8 years ago
 
tightsandtea
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tightsandtea

I’ve heard a lot of bad things about H&M.. About a year ago in my college town, H&M covered all the bus stops with huge ads; some activist posted all the horrible things they’d done on every single ad.

Apparently they’re involved in quite a few political blunders too. One of the ads had mentioned how they recently invested in Israel while at the same time they were cooperating with orgs (UN, UNICEF, etc) about Israel’s crimes against human rights and international law.. So there was something about how they ignored international law? idkk

posted about 8 years ago
 
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I was in Bangladesh last july when the workers went on strike because the govt. didn’t agree to the negotiated wage increase for garment workers working for companies like h&M and others. It’s true that it’s providing employment to people but they can still barely provide for their families. We should really be more conscious of what we pay these factory workers, especially when the end product is so much more expensive. Bit ironic that the person making the clothes remains poor.

posted almost 8 years ago
 
tightsenthusiast
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tightsenthus...

I didn’t know about this. That’s why I really like to support companies that are transparent about how things are made, where things are from – although you may save money with H&M or Forever 21 – you really can’t put a price on ethics.

posted almost 8 years ago
 
gstyle
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gstyle

can’t agree more with you!

posted almost 8 years ago
 
gstyle
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gstyle

you are absolutely correct,penelope! quite a few companies are taking advantage of cheap labour in the developing countries and it is anywhere near to end! We need to be more aware of what we purchase, and how the item got to the shelves of the shops…

posted over 7 years ago
 
Dreamlander
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Dreamlander

I’m so happy you bring that up!
I’m reading this book at the moment – http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jun/12/to-die-for-lucy-siegle-review Our way to consume clothes and the whole industry that supports it just make me wanna barf.
I sometimes write posts to address this issue on my blog (like this one). Also, if you are interested in knowing more about where our clothes come from, take the time to listen to this http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/documentary_archive/6564445.stm. Very interesting. And sad.

posted over 7 years ago
 
DelightfulDecember
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Wow, thanks for the article! How do you guys feel about some of the contests sponsors from Chictopia?

I remembered when a member on lookbook posted an article on H&M on the forums, the next day, I noticed H&M advertised a contest on lookbook— lot of members joined. :O

posted over 7 years ago
 
Dreamlander
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Dreamlander

Ugh… Don’t tell me about the sponsors. Some of their pratices really annoy me. Like this “win a Chanel bag” in my mail box the other day… if you see what I mean.

posted over 7 years ago
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