Oregon Public Broadcasting
Do factory conditions affect your purchasing decisions?
Deadly accidents in Bangladesh killed hundreds of factory workers this spring. Now, global attention is being focused on working conditions and safety in Asia's garment and shoe industry.
In some Asian countries, workers are advocating for better conditions and higher wages. We're wondering about the effect on consumers here in Oregon.
Do you think about factory conditions when making purchases? How do you make decisions about new clothing or shoes?
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