We at Retail Insider are very sad to receive updates about almost 400 factory workers in Bangladesh having died in the collapse of an illegally built clothing factory. Several well-known inexpensive fashion labels used this factory, including more than one Canadian company. Instead of mentioning companies and names, we are pausing to reflect on the importance of working conditions, humanity and the proliferation of inexpensive items mass-produced in factories with limited safety standards.
We are taking pause this Monday to reflect on this tragic loss of life. We’re hoping for a future with better factory working conditions. This author is willing to pay more for clothing and goods to prevent future workplace tragedies such as the one last week in Bangladesh.