Documentary investigates real cost of cut price fashion

Call Primark as Primarni? Skip lunch to see what’s new in Topshop every day? Your fast fashion addiction is in the spotlight this week when BBC Three documentary Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts does for cheap clothes what Jamie Oliver did for £1 chickens.

In the illuminating four part series, starting Tuesday 22 April 9pm, six people go to work in sweatshops in India, investigating poor pay, cramped conditions and even sleep next to their sewing machines in their quest to make two garments a minute - the standard to supply the British addiction to cheaper and lightening fast fashion. We all love style but after watching this show we may need to rethink our shopping habits and consider if exploitation is cooler than that ‘must-have’ floral dress for a fiver.


To find out more about Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts click here. Plus view our pick of the best ethical and eco style.

By Lianne Ludlow

21 April 2008

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