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Rethinking Fast Fashion After Bangladesh

Youth Radio

I’ve always had a deep love for fashion. I celebrate fashion week like it’s a holiday. But earlier this year, I realized the true cost of my clothes when I met a group of women I’d been stealing from my whole life. As part of an exchange program, I traveled eight thousand miles, from Oakland, Calif. to Dhaka, Bangladesh. On a tour of Dhaka, I visited a factory that was making clothes for some of my favorite brands. I saw hundreds of workers crowded around sewing machines and work tables.

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