Buying with a conscience - garments made in Bangladesh?
|Starts:||17:15 19 May 2014|
|Ends:||19:15 19 May 2014|
|What is it:||Symposium|
|Organiser:||Brooks World Poverty Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Richard Locke, Rosey Hurst, Jenny Holdcroft, Nazma Akter, Shafiq Hassan, Adil Rehman, Stephanie Barrientos|
Bangladesh is the world’s second largest garment exporter supplying most major brands. Yet it has a reputation for poor working conditions and factory disasters, including the collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013 killing over 1,000 workers. These tragedies prompted the formation of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, an unprecedented coalition between 150+ brands and key trade unions.
Some question whether we should buy clothes from Bangladesh. Others are working proactively to ensure conditions for workers improve.
This panel discussion brings together leading researchers and actors to debate whether we can buy Bangladesh garments with a conscience – and what can be done to improve conditions for workers in the industry.
This panel discussion follows on from Dr Barrientos’ programme of work on global value chains http://www.capturingthegains.org
As the event is now full you can register for the livestream at http://www.bit.ly/ranatickets and ask questions to panellists via twitter to @brookspoverty #BanglaBuy
Join the TED conversation before the event at http://www.ted.com/conversations
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Travel and Contact Information
Kanaris Lecture Theatre