“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere is paying.” Lucy Siegle, British journalist
The harms of fast fashion came into the public spotlight in 2013, when a ready-made garment (RMG) factory in Bangladesh collapsed. Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse that occurred on the 24th of April 2013. This was not only one of the worst industrial incidents of modern time (although a quick Google search prefers categorising it into an accident and a disaster rather than a collapse); it was also a landmark case that opened people’s eyes to the harms of the ready-made garment industry. This article is a reminder of the [lack of] changes as a response to the collapse and a brief exploration into why these harms persist.
Article by Jana Macfarlane Horne.
This article was originally published on the BSC blog: https://thebscblog.wordpress.com/2023/03/23/rana-plaza-10-years-on-fast-fashion-lesson-forgotten/