"Blood, sweat, and t-shirts"
In 2010, Planet Green debuted a series entitled "Blood, Sweat, and T-Shirts." The premise was simple: "Six young Brits arrive in India ready to work in the textile factories that provide them with the fashions they love."
The segments are brief, but stunning:
- The six teens first find themselves housed in two small homes in New Delhi. They get to experience the difficult living conditions of a local factory worker (who earns the equivalent of $2/day).
- In a second segment, they attempt to work in the local garment factory--where they learn that improperly sewed clothes will necessitate sleeping in the factory till they meet their quota.
- A third segment sees them tour a neighboring slum of "backstreet factories" that produces many of the clothes bound for the United States.
All three segments are brief (roughly two minutes each), and the gritty footage speaks for itself. We strongly encourage you to watch; they provide a tremendous, real-world perspective on factory conditions in the third world, including child labor.
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