Sweat Shop (1995)

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Sweat Shop lifted the lid on Britain’s early 1990s “economic recovery” and exposed the links between back-street sweatshop employers and the big brand name manufacturers. The show was based on over 70 interviews with hat makers in Luton, homeworkers in Sandwell, Nike shoe workers in Indonesia, and Levi Strauss machinists in San Antonio, Texas, and demonstrated how it is no longer possible to consider the rights of workers in Britain without considering the rights of workers in across the globe. In story and song, Sweat Shop took you on a journey across the world, and across 250 years of fighting back against low wages and inhuman working conditions. A cassette of music, songs and actuality from Sweat Shop is available from the Banner office.