Anna McCullen thinks that the brands/factories are responsible for ensuring that our products are ethically manufactured. In an editorial, McCullen says, “Business must stop just holding up hands to say: ‘It is not our fault – they bought it.’” She wrote this because of how businesses are so quick to blame consumers. For example, businesses are the ones who know what is happening in workplaces.
McCullen also says, “The brands, not the consumers, are the ones who must take responsibility for the endemic problems that this industry faces.” She argues this because the brands are the ones who are cutting corners. McCullen also uses many paragraphs to say how the brands put all the blame on the consumers. All in all, McCullen wants businesses/the brand to take responsibility for ensuring that our products are ethically manufactured instead of putting it all on consumers.
I would agree with McCullen that the brand/businesses are responsible for ensuring that our products are ethically manufactured. I agree with McCullen because I think that the brand/businesses are responsible. After all, consumers shouldn’t have all the responsibility for ensuring that our products are ethically manufactured. I think the brands/businesses can have a bigger effect than consumers could.