Eileen Fisher: Social Consciousness and Clothing
Friday, April 26, 2013
Eileen Fisher clothing, based in Irvington, NY, includes includes a concern for human rights and the environment in its mission statements. Its director of social consciousness Amy Hall talks about the nitty gritty of producing a clothing line in keeping with those goals -- from the environmental impact of natural fibers to the treatment of workers in many garment factories. The collapse of the building housing several clothing manufacturers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, shows what's at stake as companies try to compete in the global textile market.