Questions For You

The Sadarghat Port on the Buriganga River in Dhaka city. The port connects Dhaka to Bangladesh's  countrywide river system.
The Sadarghat Port on the Buriganga River in Dhaka city. The port connects Dhaka to Bangladesh’s countrywide river system.
A boatman at the port.
A boatman at the port.

Thank you for reading these posts from our trip to Bangladesh, a research trip for “The Price Of Our Clothes,” our project about the ways in which American consumers are tied to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and the garment workers in Bangladesh. We would love to include your input as we move forward.

So here are a few questions for you. Please know that your answers may be included in our project.

What kinds of questions were raised for you about garment workers in Bangladesh?

Did reading our blog make you think differently at all about the clothes you wear?

If you could speak to garment workers and/or factory owners in Bangladesh, what would you say?

We also are interested in interviewing anyone who has relatives or ancestors who sewed clothing in a sweatshop or factory or anyone who works in any other aspect of the clothing industry today.  Please let us know!

We’d love to hear any additional thoughts or questions you have about this project.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Marble plaque at the site of the Rana Plaza collapse in Savar.
Marble plaque at the site of the Rana Plaza collapse in Savar.
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Questions For You

One thought on “Questions For You

  1. hashigal says:

    I wouldn’t want to speak “to” them. That usually tends to involve telling people how and what you think their lives should be like.
    But that pedantic rant aside, I would want to hear them tell their stories of their experiences about their life, what drew them into this line of work, and to ask them follow up questions about it. Does it pay them enough live and care for their families, and maybe even let them earn enough that they have spare time to spend with their families and friends? What do they think would make their work life better? And that age old classic, “If you could do anything at all with your life, what would it be?” A bit teenage, perhaps, but the answer changes as you age, and it gives you a window into the hopes and cares of a person.

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