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This Vending Machine Sold T-Shirts For Only 2 Euros, But Nobody Wanted To Buy Them
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Fashion, Social Issues7 years ago

This Vending Machine Sold T-Shirts For Only 2 Euros, But Nobody Wanted To Buy Them

A non-profit named Fashion Revolution has created a wonderful social experiment that has challenged people to reconsider how they shop for their clothes. A vending machine they set up in Berlin offers passers-by shirts for only 2 Euro (roughly $2.19), but there was an unexpected catch… they first had to watch a video about the exploited sweatshop laborers that make cheap clothes possible.

The video was released on April 24th or Fashion Revolution Day. This day commemorates the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in 2013, which killed more than 1,000 garment workers who had been making clothing for American brands in an unsafe work environment. The workers at such factories are often underage, and most are also underpaid and overworked since the labor laws there are practically non-existent. Fashion Revolution wants to encourage people to start asking questions about the morality of their clothes, like where they were made and under what conditions they were made.

More info: fashionrevolution.org | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram (h/t: aplus)

This vending machine in Berlin offered to sell t-shirts for only 2 Euros

Seems like a bargain, right?

However, nobody was buying them…

The machine showed who was behind the cheap clothing we buy:

Often-underage workers work as many as 16 hours a day…

…for as little as 13 cents an hour

Do you still want to buy this 2 EUR t-shirt?

Of course, most people decided to donate to their cause instead of going through with the purchase

Here’s the full video:

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JayBarryGurondiano
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7 years ago

and who did my 50€ shirt?

LeonorVerdejo
Community Member
7 years ago

same poor employers, just the company earn more money for them

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PoorMan
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7 years ago

So when no one buys the 2 euro shirts there isn't a need for poor Nanisha to work in a sweat shop so she loses her 0.13$ a day job & starves

LaszloKomaromi
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7 years ago

But if all people started to care about what they buy then companies would have to come up with a more ethical strategy.

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JoelSánchezLópez
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7 years ago

What if you choose to buy it?

HeatherDerksen
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7 years ago

you choose to buy it these people still have jobs

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JayBarryGurondiano
Community Member
7 years ago

and who did my 50€ shirt?

LeonorVerdejo
Community Member
7 years ago

same poor employers, just the company earn more money for them

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PoorMan
Community Member
7 years ago

So when no one buys the 2 euro shirts there isn't a need for poor Nanisha to work in a sweat shop so she loses her 0.13$ a day job & starves

LaszloKomaromi
Community Member
7 years ago

But if all people started to care about what they buy then companies would have to come up with a more ethical strategy.

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JoelSánchezLópez
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7 years ago

What if you choose to buy it?

HeatherDerksen
Community Member
7 years ago

you choose to buy it these people still have jobs

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