Sweatshops and Fast Fashion


A small factory where workers are paid very little and work many hours in very bad conditions:

Sweatshop conditions

Cammbridge Dictionary

Fast Fashion

Clothes that are made and sold cheaply, so that people can buy new clothes often:

Instead of having two seasons, fast fashion gives us new variations on T-shirts and jeans every week.
The underwear we sell is about luxury, not fast fashion.

Cambridge Dictionary

1 Are your clothes made in safer factories after the 2013 Bangladesh factory disaster?


24 apr. 2018

The 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh killed more than 1,100, a tragedy that pressured Western clothing retailers and customers to take responsibility for work conditions. Five years later, signs suggest factories have improved, but progress is not universal. John Yang talks with Paul Barrett, deputy director of the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

2 Made in Bangladesh | Fault Lines

Back to menu          IMPORTANT CONTENT      Must be seen

26 aug. 2013

Fault Lines traces Bangladesh’s garment supply chain and asks if US retailers know where their clothes are being made. 
Following two deadly factory disasters, Fault Lines traces Bangladesh’s garment supply chain to investigate whether U.S. retailers, like Walmart, know where their clothes are being made. 
In November 2012, a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh killed at least 112 people. Walmart’s Faded Glory brand shorts were among the clothing found in the charred remains. Walmart blamed its supplier, saying the order had been subcontracted to Tazreen without its authorization. 
Using internal documents, Fault Lines investigates whether Walmart has lost control of its supply chain in Bangladesh and uncovers what some call an “open secret”—that corporations deliberately turn a blind eye to the practice of subcontracting, with damaging results.


26 apr. 2014
A Documentary by Rainbow Collective. Tears in the Fabric sees the aftermath of 2013’s Rana Plaza factory collapse through the eyes of a bereaved grandmother and her two young grandsons.

4 Rana Plaza: Harassment, Anti-Union Tactics in Bangladesh Garment Factories


27 apr. 2015

Garment workers in Bangladesh face poor working conditions and anti-union tactics by employers including assaults on union organizers. In the two years since more than 1,100 workers died in the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory on April 24, 2013, efforts are underway to make Bangladesh factories safer, but the government and Western retailers can and should do more to enforce international labor standards to protect workers’ rights, including their right to form unions and advocate for better conditions.

5 The True Cost: Who Pays the Real Price for YOUR Clothes | Investigative Documentary


7 feb. 2021

The True Cost: Who Pays the Real Price for YOUR Clothes | Investigative Documentary from 2015 
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? 
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

6 The Full Story of the Rana Plaza Factory Disaster.


16 jun. 2013

The Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was one of the world’s deadliest industrial disasters. A foreseeable consequence of the West’s addiction to cheap clothes. 1,140 people died. 16 year-old Anna Akhter, who had her hand amputated before she could be pulled out, and 18 year-old Reshma Begum, who survived in the rubble for 17 days, tell their stories. Reporter Yalda Hakim for BBC ‘Our World’.

7 Fast Fashion: Sweatshops


28 apr. 2014

April 24th marked the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. It was an incident that sparked an international debate about where we source or clothes and our so-called addiction to ‘fast fashion’.
Fast fashion means more choice for the consumer and more revenue for the retailer. But, what does it mean for everything – and everyone – in between?

8 Unravel: The final resting place of your cast-off clothing


30 nov. 2016

This is the final resting place of your cast-off clothing

When people in the West throw their clothes away, their cast-offs often go on a journey east, across the oceans, to India’s industrial interior. From the Kutch District of western India to the northern city of Panipat, garment recyclers turn into yarn the huge bales of clothes that come from people and places distinctly strange. With little exposure to Western culture other than the Discovery Channel, the garment recyclers rely on their imagination and the rumours that travel with the cast-offs to create an an intriguing perspective on the West. 

Director: Meghna Gupta 

Producer: Meghna Gupta, Gigi Berardi

9 Corner Store Thief Prank – Throwback Thursday


20 feb. 2014

A young man robs a store and gets caught by the cops. When they review the security footage, however, what they find out is rather surprising!
A presentation of JustForLaughsTV, the official Just For Laughs Gags YouTube channel. Home of the funniest, greatest, most amazing, most hilarious, win filled, comedy galore, hidden camera pranks in the world!