The True Price of Fashion

By Bonny Ibhawoh,

A BBC story highlights the price others pay to make us look fashionable.

Jeans with a distressed, already-worn look are made by blasting them with sand. Apparently, this can give factory workers an incurable lung disease.

One garment factory worker in Bangladesh states: “I have difficulty breathing… When I return from work I feel so tired. My eyes are in pain from all the dust… I know the effects this is having on my health, but I continue to do it because I need to feed myself and my family.”

Makes me wonder: What is the real price of fashion?

Sometimes, the true price of fashion is not the just the sticker price we pay at the store but the health and well-being of the many of the world’s poorest.

Read the BBC story HERE