With all of the attention on the Bangladesh clothing factory collapse, some Canadian consumers are feeling guilty.
I am one of them.
While doing laundry on the weekend, I glanced at a tag on my blouse to see the washing instructions. There I also discovered the garment by Carroll Reed was made in Bangladesh.
I had a moment of anguish.
Although Carroll Reed clothing wasn’t mentioned as a product made in that particularly factory, it’s probably safe to say working conditions at other Bangladesh factories aren’t much better.
So should Canadians take a stand by boycotting companies that have clothes made in Bangladesh, and particularly the Joe Fresh brand made at the collapsed factory?
Should we feel guilty?
My quick negative reaction came before I even thought about it. I was just checking the washing instructions on a carefree Saturday morning. So at least I must have a conscience, I surmise.
I’ll be following with interest the emergency meeting this morning of the Retail Council of Canada.