Does Fair Trade Clothing Help the Consumer and the Retailer?

Marketplace, American Public Media, May 9, 2013.

Yesterday, eight workers were killed in a fire that ripped through a Bangladesh factory that makes polo shirts and underwear for Western retailers. Just a couple weeks ago, more than 900 Bangladeshi workers lost their lives in another factory incident.

Some American companies have since decided to pull out of Bangladesh all together. Others are mum about the tragedy. And some plan to be more transparent about how and where its clothes are made. But that… can be tricky.

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