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Mallika Shakya

Behind the Garment Disaster in Bangladesh

by Mallika Shakya

The collapse of a factory building in Savar, Bangladesh in April 2013 killed more than 1,100 garment workers. Despite the public outcry, little has been said so far about the underlying systems of exploitation that permitted a disaster of this scale. Those familiar with the turbulent history of the garment industry know that this industry has been prone to accidents, and that the Bangladesh disaster was something that could have happened anywhere...

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