How to Make Responsible Clothing Purchases

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

clothing rack sweaters (ejorpin/flickr)

The building collapse in Bangladesh that killed over a thousand garment workers has led to renewed attention to international standards for textile factories. Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, talks about what options are available to clothing manufacturers and consumers that ensure fair treatment of the workers employed by contractors and subcontractors.

Listeners: Have you taken any action as a result of the building collapse in Dhaka? How do you try to ensure that your clothing purchases are responsible? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comments and questions here.


Steven Greenhouse

Comments [5]

anna from NJ

check out the info about the Alta Gracia factory run by http://www.knightsapparel.com/
fair wages in an open book management and fair labor assn approved factory in the DR
there was an article in the NY times biz section a few months ago and a few speeches by the CEO Joseph Bozich can be seen online good stuff

May. 16 2013 05:02 PM
Brad from Carroll Gardens

Why not follow up on this story with a look at garment sweatshops in NYC? You can reach out to the Chinese Staff & Workers Association or the Workers Justice Project.

May. 14 2013 09:14 PM
Larry S. from Carroll Gardens

Bob from Brooklyn -- I suggest you establish your own utopia. An apt name would be One Trick Pony Town.

May. 14 2013 11:22 AM
Tony from Canarsie

OT, but could you please ask the gentleman who reads the news to try not to sound so excited about Prince Harry being in New Jersey? A lot of us don't care. End of rant.

May. 14 2013 11:19 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

Slavery is America's Passport.

May. 14 2013 11:06 AM

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