Is That Blood On Your Shirt ?

TitleIs That Blood On Your Shirt ?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBoxall, SF, Funke, MB, Funke, RD, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2013
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , personal ethics , Social Justice , Workplace Safety
AbstractWhen American consumers shop for clothing, they think about how much the clothes cost and how they fit. However, studies have shown that consumers also care about ethical consumption practices, such as avoiding the purchase of goods produced under unfair labor practices. The paradox is that, while many people describe themselves as ethical consumer,s few actually act on that conviction. A recent tragedy in Bangladesh has brought these issues into the public eye and has reunited the debate about consumer's ethical obligations. In May 2013, a garment factor near Dhaka collapsed, killing 1,127 people. Workers reported cracks and creaking sounds, but were told not to worry and to return to their sewing machines.
NotesCase from the 2013 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
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