Recent publicity here in the UK has focussed attention on the phenomena of very cheap clothing for sale in the UK. The spotlight recently fell on Primark – which defends itself robustly at http://www.ethicalprimark.co.uk/ – after the BBC showed a number of claims regarding the fashion chain’s alleged use of child labour: you can watch the programme below..
Is it appropriate for us to worry about this? Do we have a duty to take responsibility for the origins of that we buy? I am asking this, first, of some visiting Year 9 pupils (14 year olds) – who will make some comments – but comments from all are welcome..
See http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/06/the-devil-wears.html for some interesting debate on this issue