Labor Activists Target H&M in Times Square Over Safety of Bangladesh Factories [Via Democracy Now]
The Conscious Closet author Elizabeth L Cline joined labor activists around the world, from 40 different countries, in targeting clothing retailer H&M over the safety of its supplier factories in Bangladesh. As H&M shareholders met in Sweden, organizers rallied in front of the Times Square H&M store to demand safe conditions.
Elizabeth told Democracy Now:
“I’m out here today to demand that H&M provide safe working conditions for their Bangladeshi factory workers. They have over 100,000 workers making their clothes in Bangladesh, and currently the majority of them are working in facilities without legal fire exits. So, their lives are literally on the line in the name of making cheap clothes for Western consumers. No one should die in the name of making cheap fashion.”
Check out the full segment here: