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Bathroom breaks banned for factory workers

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Six years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh that killed over 1,100 people, a report by Human Rights Watch has called for fashion brands not to ignore workers’ rights in favour of business needs.

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If we only could press “pause” and recirculate the clothes that currently exist in the world we would still have enough. There is so much hyper- abundance produced by the fashion industry that a lot of it is being turned into rags. Second hand shops can't process it all.
FB marketplace, clothes swaps, Vinnies, Salvos etc enable some progress. I have better quality second hand clothes now than I have ever had, thanks to these shops, and long lasting fabrics (wool, cotton etc) at 1/10 of the cost, and I can spend the extra money on ethical brands that support workers with a living wage.
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Yes, I am ashamed to admit that on top of how it is produced , 1/3 of my wardrobe is dangerous landfill.
The garment industry is also killing the planet.
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Uhm so now u are jumping on the bandwagon.....its only been going for the last 50 yrs......oh cos unions and power prices have forced our manufacturing companies offshore these issues become a problem... sorry doesnt cut it!!
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Time to stop consuming so much..2nd hand shops are a much better choice if you have to shop.
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Stop buying clothes...... you have enough.... just use your imagination to wear them differently.
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I no longer buy cheap clothing, I cannot in all conscious walk around clothed in another person's misery.
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This is where capitalism fails. It makes no advances for the workers. Just the companies.
It must have a human face to it or it is doomed.
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If they won't let them use the bathroom, or get up and move around they are headed for kidney problems and stomach pains, thrombosis in the legs from sitting for too long and heart disease from lack of exercise. Appalling.
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All these bedroom fashionistas with their zero business sense & quest for Instagram glory are keeping the slave trade going.
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This has been going on forever. Who is taking up the fight?? The problem is that its non white people being exploited and no one cares. I have grappled with this over buying shoes made by Nike. I can’t seem to stop even though I know they are being made by people who are being exploited.
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Happy to commit to no new clothes for the next year and if everyone copies me, all of these people will be unemployed. So how do we, as lay people, help these people?
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Trouble is, if we don’t buy this stuff they won’t get paid anything.
What shops are we talking about?
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