Jeans and a T-shirt; the laid-back American uniform. Who makes our wardrobes— and where do they go when we’re tired of them?
My mommy recommended T-Shirt Travels to me, and it touched my stony li’l heart. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and learn something new:
More interested in new clothes than old? Watch another Independent Lens film, China Blue, to learn about one of the many sweatshops that makes blue jeans . Here’s part one:
Sorry I couldn’t find a higher-quality video. The
Spanish Portuguese (Thanks, Judson!) subtitles sometimes cover up the English ones, but the story’s easy to follow.
It’s telling that while China Blue was made in 2007 and T-Shirt Travels in 2001, they seem far older— largely because of the outdated clothes. We feel entitled to cheap, stylish clothing, but the Chinese girls who make our new clothes can’t afford their own— and Zambians wear our ratty cast-offs.
What did you think of these films?