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If there’s one positive thing to emerge from the deadly Bangladesh building collapse in April, it’s a growing global awareness of the less-than-humane treatment endured by the South Asian nation’s garment workers. Those rock-bottom prices we’re accustomed to seeing don’t exactly come cheap. According to a 2011 report by O’Rourke Group Partners, a consulting firm based in New York, a generic $14 polo shirt sold in Canada and manufactured in Bangladesh costs a retailer only $5.67. To achieve such low numbers, workers receive 12 cents per shirt—or just 2 percent of the wholesale cost. It’s this glaring inequity that accounts for Bangladesh’s booming garment industry, which is second only to China’s in terms of exports. Below, an infographic, courtesy of MacLean’s, that reveals the average cost breakdown.

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