Garment factory collapse spurs ethical shoppers
The 19-year-old seamstress who survived for 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh will not be going back to factory work. She’s been given a new job at an international hotel chain. Westin Hotel in Bangladesh’s capital says Begun has a job in the housekeeping department as a “Public Area Ambassador.”
More than 1,100 people who were working in deplorable conditions lost their lives when that garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed.
The tragedy has spurred more shoppers to support businesses that offer goods made by ethical companies. Elizabeth Klein, the author of “Overdressed: The shockingly high cost of Cheap Fashion” talks with Maggie and Michael: