The BBC has confirmed that over 1,100 people have died when a garment factory building collapsed last month.
I don’t think we’re alone to be shocked and saddened by this terrible tragedy in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has been a large supplier of cheap clothing over the last 30 years. Make it British estimates that this industry turns over £20bn a year and accounts for 80% of exports.
Unsafe Working Conditions
Shockingly, according to an article from the BBC, 50% of garment factories are located in unsafe premises.
It does get you to thinking where other low cost goods are manufactured around the world, and how safe the working conditions are. Most of us want to make sure we purchase good quality and value products, but not at the expense of people’s safety.
If there is something positive we can take from this awful tragedy, is for people to stop and think where their goods have come from, and their real value.
Manufactured In The UK
At Versital all of our solid surface products are manufactured in the UK. As well as having the benefit of high quality products manufactured close to home with a low carbon footprint, when you buy Versital you know that you are supporting a business with high standards of safety and care for its’ employees.
“At Versital we have manufactured high quality solid surface products in the UK for 25 years. Each piece is made by hand by highly skilled craftsmen. We are proud to manufacture in the UK and will continue to do so thanks to our customers support. With the difficulties happening in economies worldwide, it is always good to know you can buy high quality solid surface products whilst supporting a long standing UK business.”
Debra Langley – MD of Versital UK