Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it’s horrible for the people who make them.

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  1. Well… Bangladesh is known for thier clothing Industry… Pretty much everything that we wear is made in Bangladesh.. and the Bangladesh's economy heavily relies on it..And I don't think situation may improve…

  2. The thing is, if there is this much problem inside the Bangladeshi garments factories, maybe it's not completely the Clothing lines fault, maybe the fault also lies within the authorities monitoring the garments factories in Bangladesh…..

    P. S. Don't take it the wrong way, I am from Bangladesh…

  3. Wow the United States has a very high unemployment rate but yet we're making underage children make jeans for us that were only wear for 3 months we have weird priorities

  4. This is why everyone should know how to sew it literally saves lives and the environment if you buy less clothes. Also check the fiber content on those $20 dresses it’s all 97% polyester you’re paying for strands of plastic woven together. That’s not gonna be comfortable.

  5. Wow, this was good until they used tortured and murdered birds in the final skit. Talk about unsafe, horrible treatment! Chickens' best day on a factory farm is arguably way worst than the worst day in a clothing sweatshop!

  6. Thank you so much for this episode. It's very important to keep this in our heads.
    What also irks me, is that there is so much shaming about clothing going on. At my last work place I used to get these "subtle hints" like "you must really like that shirt. You've worn it this week, last week, the week before. How nice!" or "I remember that dress from last year or was it two years ago?" or "look who got new shoes. I was starting to think you never go shopping" and I see kids getting mobbed because they don't wear the "right shoes".
    This is so weirdly psychologically implanted into our brains. I'd actually like to see more about where that came from.
    Yes, I have shirts that are over ten years old. Why throw them out, if they are fine?
    If someone buys over 60 clothes a year, there are 60 clothes going to the trash.
    But at least you can say "well, I'm wearing the color of the season"…

  7. The fact that companies like those mentioned in this video get away with the horrendous lack of care and safety standards for their overseas workers is just sickening.
    I understand that this is how they can offer garments so cheaply in their stores, but what about the humans in this equation?
    I would gladly pay more for garments if I knew for sure they were manufactured by workers of a legal age in a safe environment.

  8. I actually saw a video on The Onion a few years ago where Gap made a Gap Kids line that was made by Child Slaves. Originally I thought it was funny, but it's actually quite depressing that it's real.

  9. so they got "caught" which implys people cared alot then like to seach for that in days before world wide commuincation at finger tip
    required a plane trip

    i remember that

    and she so felt mordifyed by the child labor of the compney with her name on it that she started a one women campain to end it filed a greivence with congress to band it

    so why do we still use it like that never happened?
    mabey even more so today?

  10. Stuff at Walmart is so cheap because it falls apart in a week. $30 Walmart sandals last 2 months at most. $80 Teva sandals last 4+ years. I had three $15 Walmart umbrellas that all collectively lasted half the time of my $70 Nike umbrella from a sporting goods store, and the Nike one still looks like I got it yesterday.

    TL;DR, if something is cheap it's cheap for a reason. Buying the more expensive one from a real store is far cheaper in the long run.

  11. It’s not just the brand’s fault. The conversation needs to shift to the hostile, corrupt political environment of Bangladesh who refuse to enact any laws protecting the most vulnerable of its population.

  12. Am I the only one that literally just wears the same 15 to 20 pieces of clothing all the time? It’s exhausting to constantly worry about fashion and looking “trendy.” I’d rather have a few really good quality items that will last me a long time and be classic and not trashy than be constantly trying to keep up with the clothing company manipulated trends designed to get you to constantly buy more.

  13. he even mentioned the issues in Bangladesh
    John, I'm from Bangladesh but currently residing in United Arab Emirates!!
    I love you and your show
    please keep informing us about important things which we are supposed to know!!
    god bless you John!!!

  14. Fun fact! Sewing your own clothes is far more sustainable and less costly in the long run (plus it's a great cure for boredom and the sleeves aren't shitty) – I totally recommend it ! 🙂