Where are our clothes made?

Most of our clothes are made overseas in rural and poor areas as it’s much cheaper and more work gets done. The countries where most of our clothes are made, from the high street are made in are Bangladesh, India, China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The clothes in our closet are made by workers who get paid as little as 40p an hour and the conditions of these factories are considered to be slave labour, the other reason why they make clothes in poorer countries is due to the fact that owners don’t have to worry about human-rights issue and can treat the workers the way they want and it is not taken into consideration: as the countries are not that civilized as countries like Great Britain.

Often people don’t look at where their clothes are made but just purchase it as it suits their need and don’t have knowledge or experience in
making of their clothes. When deciding what to buy people always look at the price and sometimes compare prices to where it’s cheaper. The better
working conditions and better quality of clothing the more expensive the clothes are, the worse the working conditions and less quality the more cheaply the clothes.
Also the more popular the product, prices can go up whatever the working conditions (as in nike trainers can have a worse working condition but if the product is popular the retailor can charge any price they want).

A few of stores and where the clothes are made:                                                           

GAP: Hong Kong, Philippines
H&M: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, India, And Turkey
Marks & Spencer:  UK, Belgium, Austria, Germany,

Morocco and Indonesia.


Arifa who works in a clothes
factory in Bangladesh.