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Tue., April 30, 2013, 1:20 p.m.

Shoppers Face Ethical Dilemma

Last week's building collapse in Bangladesh that killed hundreds of clothing factory workers put a spotlight on the sobering fact that people in poor countries often risk their lives working in unsafe factories to make the cheap T-shirts and underwear that Westerners covet. The disaster, which comes after a fire in another Bangladesh factory killed 112 people last November, also highlights something just as troubling for socially conscious shoppers: It's nearly impossible to make sure the clothes you buy come from factories with safe working conditions/Anne D'Innocenzio, AP. More here. (AP photo: A Bangladeshi woman holds her daughter and weeps as Bangladeshi people hold photographs of their relatives whom they believe are trapped in the rubble)

Question: Do you care whether the clothes you wear are made in a foreign sweat shop?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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