A lot of people don’t realize the importance of the fashion world until a tragedy strikes. Such as the one that took place in Bangladesh in 2013. It was a terrible accident that killed more than 1,100 workers in the garment industry. This had a major impact on the fashion industry in Canada as well as many other parts of the world. Prominent clothing retail providers like Walmart and Joe Fresh felt the impact.

Responsible Fashion and Apparel Practices Must Be Upheld by All

As a result of this tragedy, a number of workers right groups called out for changes. The accident occurred because of a building collapse. These clothing and apparel workers were being subjected to unsafe working conditions. It is the responsibility of all those who sell and import these types of products do their due diligence in knowing that the providers of these items are working in good working conditions.

Canada’s Reaction

Canadians, on the whole, were deeply troubled that they were connected to this horrid mishap. By being importers of the goods that were being made from the very place where this accident occurred. The outcome was that there was a great deal of public demand that more be done to support garment makers in Bangladesh

Variety of Actions

There were various initiatives that were undertaken by those in the fashion industry in Canada. Although even prior to this there were some groups that already had concerns as to what was happening in the fashion industry related to circumstances such as this. Eco Fashion Week was created to bring awareness to unfavourable circumstances in the fashion industry. This eventually came to an end because of lack of support and funding.

The bottom line is that everyone needs to take on their share of responsibility when it comes to the safety of those who work in this industry no matter what part of the world it is in.