NEW YORK (AP) - Before purchasing a shirt, shoppers will run their hands over the fabric, look at the price tag and wonder how it will hold up in the washing machine.
The one detail, however, that is rarely considered: What are the conditions like for the workers making the shirt?
A horrific fire that raced through a Bangladesh garment factory Saturday, killing 112 people, has put the spotlight back on those workers and their sometimes treacherous work environments.
The factory made clothing for several retailers around the globe.
Shoppers from Cincinnati to Paris to Singapore all said the same thing: They were aware of the fatal fire, but they weren't thinking about it while browsing stores in the days since. Brand name, fit and -- above all -- prices were on their minds.