THE DEADLY COST OF FASHION: RANA PLAZA
This devastating video, produced by Ismail Ferdous and Nathan Fitch, takes us through the deadly narrative of the Rana Plaza incident last year, the largest disaster in the history of the garment factory industry.
Ismail speaks candidly about photographing the collapse, and the effect our shopping choices have on garment industries in places like Bangladesh.
He poses a powerful and uncomfortable question:
How does the Rana Plaza collapse relate to our lives?
It’s a question we’ve heard before and knowingly dismissed. I know I have. Turning a blind eye is easy, and eventually means we reach for bargains and cheap clothes without considering the bigger picture.
By boycotting certain shops and labels, we can stop being active participants in these incidents that are becoming frighteningly common. Okay…so we may not be directly solving the problem of exploitation yet, but being more aware and questioning our choices is definitely a first step.
I hope this five minute documentary can serve to educate us so we can make informed decisions about the labels we’re buying.
Watch, and share.
- A x