Primark. Look Good, Pay Less


“Western clothing retailers were inevitably going to face questions over the link between cheap fashion and worker safety in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster, which killed 1,129 people in Bangladesh.

In a stark reminder of the human cost behind the plentiful supply of affordable goods on Britain’s high streets, shoddy construction turned a building in Dhaka into a death trap when a garment manufacturing complex collapsed in April. It also threatened to damage the reputation of Primark, which got some of its cheap chic from the building.”

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