Why You Shouldn't Stop Buying From Bangladesh

A member of the Bangladesh Army operates an excavator to remove debris after an eight-story building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 30 Photograph by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images

Bangladesh is a dangerous place to work in a factory. More than 400 people died in the recent Rana Plaza factory collapse, and more than 100 in a factory fire last November. Local health and safety regulations are so weak that last spring, even before the Rana Plaza disaster, executives at Disney decided they would no longer source toys and apparel from Bangladesh. The company felt the risk to its reputation wasn’t worth the low cost of production.

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