Episode 5: LIVING WAGE FOR GARMENT WORKERS — FASHION REVOLUTION DISCUSSION
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In this episode, I’m joined by our Contributing Writer Iris Chau, who is the brains behind our #MaterialMonday blog posts. In honour of Fashion Revolution week, we discussed paying garment workers a living wage, Rana Plaza, deep dive into Bangladesh, discuss what apparel brands should do, and what consumers can do. It’s a juicy and informative episode so make sure you tune in!
Why paying garment workers a living wage is important
The horrible Rana Plaza & #IWANANABEASPICEGIRL incidents
Deep dive into Bangladesh’s cost of living
Discuss what companies can do
Discuss what consumers can do
Facts & Resources:
Bangladesh’s apparel industry is worth $25 billion dollars and it’s 80% of the country’s exports. The country employs 4 million garment workers and 85% are female. The average wage is $63 - $68 USD/month.
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