Below is the trailer of the documentary "Made In LA"
Just by watching this trailer makes me upset. I see nothing but hard immigrant workers trying to get by in life by providing shelter, food, and clothing for themselves. For all we know the money that they are earning is probably being saved up because they do not have the time to enjoy it. Through a language barrier, I bet it is harder for them to protest against the authority but that does not stop them from picketing in front of the store. Although Forever 21 does provide affordable clothing for young adults it does not give them the right to treat workers unfairly. In my defense, I am going to stand up for my rights and not support this company because this will mean that workers will have a longer shift. Meaning longer hours for sweatshop workers to sew a mass quantity of clothing and meeting a deadline. Overall, the "be green challenge" has made me a better person because I'm not creating bad habits for myself by buying any clothing or accessories that I want versus something I need. Who knows this " be green challenge" for me can probably go for over a month. But I will see where each week takes me.
Made in L.A. Dir. Almudena Carracedo. Independent Television Service, 2007. DVD.