Labor Rights

Would You Pay More for Target’s Phillip Lim Collab if it Were Ethically Made? [Via Racked]

Today is a weird day in fashion. On one hand, Target has announced the brand’s latest collaboration (this one with adored designer Phillip Lim) and the industry is buzzing with excitement for the impending fast fashion capsule. On the other hand, Reuters reports that eight people were killed yesterday in clothing factory fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is a separate accident from the building collapse at Rana Plaza two weeks ago, which has claimed more than 900 lives, at last count. The Rana Plaza collapse is the deadliest tragedy in the history of the garment industry and it has garnered an unprecedented amount of attention from both the fashion industry and the public. Via Racked.