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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! Fashion is a big thing in the world today as it determines what people think of you. If you dress in rags people will shun you but dressing in a fancy suit and tie will get you a completely different reaction.

This is both a good and a bad thing but let's take a moment to pay our respects to the people slaving away in sweatshops to make all the clothes that people judge us by: the people who are really behind the clothes.

"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. As you can see, the young folks had quite a hard time with it.





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.

The video above is only a promo video but you can see the rest of the series with English subtitles on the After Posten website. It is definitely an eye-opener. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.