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Cheap clothes, but at what cost?

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 02:12

April 25 - Retailers like Wal-Mart and the Gap are drawn to suppliers in Bangladesh due to its low-cost production. But the country is struggling with a tarnished reputation in the wake of two major accidents that killed hundreds of garment workers within the last six months. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITOR'S NOTE: NO REPORTER NARRATION Hundreds of mainly women workers were killed in a Bangladesh building collapse and rescuers searching for survivors said on Thursday that many more were trapped in the rubble of a complex that housed factories supplying Western clothes retailers. The disaster, which comes five months after a factory fire that killed more than 100 people, could hurt Bangladesh's reputation as a source of low-cost goods and call attention to European and North American companies that buy products there.

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Cheap clothes, but at what cost?

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 02:12