In World 148, on April 24, 2013, a tragic incident happened at the Dhaka garment factory where at least 1,800 workers died. The news went viral on social media and enraged countries around the world. Videos that protested shopping at fashion brands like H&M and Top Shop were made on YouTube. With the population complying to the protest, this ultimately led to the downfall of the fast-fashion industry by the year 2015.
With no fast fashion companies, many fair-trade ethical brands and local boutiques prospered. And many celebrities endorsed the surviving Dhaka garment workers to travel worldwide to hold seminars and courses on making clothes.
What if …
people were aware of the fast fashion industry’s harmful consequences?
Rana Plaza collapse
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