Monday, 16 January 2012

T-Shirt Travels (2001)

Ever wondered who ends up wearing the t-shirt you donated to the Salvation Army or Goodwill? It is estimated that up to 95% of donated clothing is sold to huge second hand clothing sellers, who in turn ship and sell the clothes to developing countries, where the second hand clothing market has killed off local clothing manufacturing. It's a big business: see how it's done, and who profits. This documentary was directed, produced and written in 2001 by Shantha Bloemen.

1 comment:

Madeline Quaint said...

I'm watching this tonight when I have an hour for it! I've always been really interested in how clothes from British charity shops end up in our second hand shops in Hungary. Finally I'll see the missing link!