We'll put that question to our studio guest, Bernd Hinzmann. He's a member of the Clean Clothes Campaign and works to improve working conditions in Asia's textile industry.
Western clothing brands benefit from low manufacturing costs in Eastern Europe, where laws are ignored and workers exploited. Local governments even support such industry practices.
German textile company KiK has released $5.15 million in compensation for a 2012 factory fire in Karachi that killed 260 people. KiK and the victims' families still disagree over responsibility of the catastrophe.
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