Made in Bangladesh

Shoppers face tough choices over Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh

It is hard for American shoppers to avoid buying clothes made in unsafe factories abroad, because just about all, or 98%, of clothes sold in the U.S. are made overseas. Also, companies don’t tell consumers if any of their suppliers violate safety standards.

The recent spate of deadly accidents in garment factories in Bangladesh has caught international attention. A garment factory building collapsed in April, and two more factory fires in November.

A very large portion of U.S. apparel imports comes from Bangladesh. Many companies have been shifting orders there, because labor costs in the country are so low.

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