Jeans

More people have been killed in factory fires in Bangladesh while making clothes destined for Britain’s shops. What is the true price of cheap, disposable clothing?

Jeans

 

Picking up,

trying on,

changing size,

trying again,

purchase.

 

No thought

of children,

melting in the flames

of a Bangladeshi factory.

Clutching an identical pair,

stitching never finished.

Their families

fined a dollar for non-delivery. A weeks wage.

 

You grab your change

from the minimum wage cashier,

open your wallet,

drop in pennies and notes,

check the receipt.

 

How much were they?

Winter sale:

the tolerable pain

of others

only five ninety-nine.

 

Take action and tell companies like Asda not to profit from poor labour conditions and to push for their improvement.

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