The death toll rose again Saturday in Bangladesh, eleven days after the collapse of a garment factory in a suburb near the capital. About 551 bodies have now been removed from the ruins of the eight-story building where 30 foreign companies had clothes produced. More than 140 people are still missing.
There was a time when clothes worn by Americans were also made here. By 2008, 97 percent of the clothes sold in the U.S. was made overseas. Fashion designer turned apparel advocate Bob Bland explains why in an interview with “CBS Evening News” … . She’s behind Manufacture New York, a new initiative to bring clothes manufacturing jobs back home.
Obviously we talk about this all the time, but it’s great to hear other people catching on! Manufacture NY does great work and it’s nice to see CBS giving them the attention they deserve!
On Friday we weighed in briefly on the garment fire in Bangladesh.