Wednesday, April 23, 2008Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts....
Alright, I don't know if anyone else saw the program Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts on BBC 3 yesterday, but I'm watching it now and it's leaving a seriously bad taste in my mouth. It's part of the BBC's new online ethical fashion magazine, Thread (Fashion Without Victims), and this is the first of 6 episodes based on the subject. In this one, six young British fashionistas are sent to work in factories and workshops in India, they have to live like the workers and work like workers (so no special treatment). I realise that the whole point of the program is to raise people's awareness of where their Primark, Zara, Gap, CK etc clothing is being made, and see the working conditions, but I had to no idea that there was no awareness on some people's parts.
Fucking hell, I want to punch these kids in the face. Richard reckons that anyone can be a success if they're motivated and not lazy, Amrita doesn't care if " it's been made by a three-year-old or a fifty-year-old" and Georgina sometimes throws away clothes after wearing them once. I thought that once they arrived in India, they'd see the working conditions and feel some empathy for the people who have to work there everyday, but so far, two girls have cried because they don't like being shouted at and feeling like they're back at school, and mostly all they've done is complain about how dirty/hard it is. Where the fuck do they get these idiots from? Honestly, what were they expecting? The only one who I can stand at the moment is Tara, but the rest can fuck off, especially Amrita (cried twice now) and Richard (total arsehole - "India's a shithole").