DEVELOPMENT | Bangladesh - Take Action Now28.4.13
The tragic and 100% avoidable event that unfolded in Bangladesh earlier this week after an eight-storey building housing garment factories and shops collapsed in Dhaka is a poignant reminder that ethical consumerism alone is not enough. Annie Leonard over at The Story of Stuff Project says that real change happens when citizens come together to demand it, and as much as I really truley believe in ethical consumption as well, I think she has a point. She encourages us as world citizens to use our strengths to take action for fairer world systems.
When I got this email from my former boss, Siobhan Wilson, at The FAIR Shop in Brighton, England, I was reminded of a unique and strong individual who is doing just that.
This week, we have been greatly saddened to hear about the latest tragedy in Bangladesh in the garment industry sector.
We have been liaising with campaigners and business partners to see how such incidents can be stopped once and for all and are actively working on a co-ordinated effort to make sure our voices are heard together. We are sure that you too would like to help.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
There are two petitions that need to be signed:
One is requesting the CEO's of Primark, Mango and Matalan to sign up to the Bangladesh Fire and Safety agreement. Take action and demand justice for victims of Bangladesh building collapse