A film about Cambodian garment workers and Swedish consumers.
You probably know that the clothes you are wearing are produced far away. But what do you know about the people making them?
A group of young consumers from Sweden travelled to Cambodia in the summer of 2004. Through an exchange project with a youth organisation and two labor unions they experienced the conditions for workers who sew for brands like Adidas. Together with garment workers and students from Cambodia they also visited fashion stores and companies in Sweden.
Which are the problems in the garment industry and how can we act for change?
* Important update January 2014, on wages for Cambodian garment workers: Living costs have risen in Cambodia since this documentary was produced. The current demand for $160 as minimum wage is a legitimate and fair demand.
Produced: Sweden, 2005
Length: 22 minutes
Produced by: August Nilsson, Heléne Portnoff and Nina Zita