John Oliver reveals a true cost of producing fast and cheap clothing. That includes even loss of lives at Rana Plaza, Bangladesh.
We all like to save money. What is acceptable to you in order to save on price?
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Per Ethical Trading Initiative, 2006, typically, a garment worker in a sweatshop earns 0.5 to 4% of the final retail costs.
There is also a matter of how much toxins we can bear. Greenpeace found in 2014 that sixteen out of 27 luxury fashion products were tested positive for one or more hazardous chemicals such as nonylphenol, ethoxylates, phthalates, polyfluorinated chemicals, and antimony.
Read Greenpeace reports about toxic content at https://naturalclothingcompany.com/pages/greenpeace-reports-about-textiles
Danish Fashion Institute said in 2013 that fashion was one of the most polluting industries in the world. Claiming 25% of chemicals produced worldwide are used for textiles and the industry is often noted as the number 2 polluter of clean water, after agriculture.
So what does it mean to be an ethical consumer to you?