3 Young People Get To See The Cambodian Factories Where Their Clothes Are Made. Their Reaction Is Telling.
Can fashion be deadly?
It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of clothing trends and never think too hard about where our clothes come from, and who makes them. But what would happen if we were brought face to face with the truth?
"Sweatshop," a Norwegian reality show, sent three fashion-savvy young people to the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh to live the lives of the city's textile factory workers.
Despite the fact that Sokty, their guide and host in the city, works back-breaking seventy hour weeks, she takes home only about 130 dollars per month. As revealed in the episode 4 of the show, fashion blogger Anniken can spend five times that in a month on her clothes alone.
"I can't take it anymore," she says, tearing up in the promo video below. "What kind of life is this?"
The series is a heartbreaking indictment of both clothing brands and the effect our daily economic decisions -- like what blouse to buy, or which restaurant to eat at -- can have on other human beings around the world.
Make sure to watch the rest of the series with English subtitles on the After Posten website. It's sure to give you a whole new perspective on the fashion industry.
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