Take a look at the tag on the t-shirt that you’re wearing right now. Where was it made? If it says on the tag that it was produced in Bangladesh, you might begin to question if it was produced in the infamous Tazreen Fashion factory, the site of the 2012 Dhaka fire that lead to the death of 112 workers in a raging fire that engulfed the factory.
If you could indeed prove that your t-shirt was produced in that factory where there were no emergency fire exits and where seamstresses worked under horrific conditions, would the guilt weigh on you?
How would you feel if you were potentially responsible for designing that t-shirt. Actually had a tactile part in creating the system in which factory workers were forced to work under duress to produce that t-shirt. Would you feel the blood on your hands?
On this week's episode of the CJSR Edition, Canadian fashion designer Sujeet Sennik speaks about how the 2013 Dhaka fire motivated him to start a conversation about ethical fashion.
Then, later in the program, the groundhog saw his shadow, signalling six more weeks of winter. We all know it’s been a long winter season across North America, but one University of Alberta earth and atmospheric scientist is encouraging us to think about the inherent beauty of winter in Edmonton.
But first, journalist and sustainability advocate, Alex Steffen explains that we only have 25 years left to change the world before it's too late. It's time to start thinking about the future of our planet.