Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it’s horrible for the people who make them. John Oliver highlights the high human cost of cheap clothing in the latest episode of Last Week Tonight. The comedian calls out to brands like GAP, H&M, Zara, Walmart and The Children’s Place. All of these companies have been in the news several times over the last two decades about unsafe factory standards and illegal practices regarding their suppliers in Asia, particularly in Bangladesh, India and China. Companies also try to put the wool over our eyes by making it appear as if the issues have been dealt with and then seducing us again with low cost fashionable clothing. Oliver encourages consumers to think about the impact of the clothing which they buy. Take a look at the episode of the show to get a good laugh and learn more in the process.
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