Sew & Tell: Week of 07.17.15.

Premiere DateJul 17, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Is It Real Strange Talk)
03:20 Interview with Anne Kari Garberg of Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion
08:21 DJ Marie
09:12 Real Love Beach House
14:20 Have I Ever Truly Been Here Choir Of Young Believers
20:18 DJ Marie
21:24 Interview with Anne Kari Garberg
33:31 DJ Marie
34:40 The Real Thing Sean Rowe
38:18 Fake Fur Coat Tweedy
40:32 Truth Johnny Delaware
43:52 DJ Marie
45:19 Interview with Anne Kari Garberg
50:20 DJ Marie
51:17 Real Girl Little Boots
55:26 Finish

When you think about most reality TV shows these days, it seems as though there’s very little “reality” involved. But this week’s guest is using the vehicle of reality television to pull back the curtain on the fashion industry and reveal the often terrible truths behind our clothes. Anne Kari Garberg is the creator and co-producer of Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion, a new Norwegian reality series that offers viewers a glimpse of the garment industry in Cambodia through the eyes, experiences, and discoveries of three Norwegian teenagers. On today’s show, Anne talks about the concept for Sweatshop, the casting process and how they found their three lead subjects, what her experience of Cambodia was like and how it changed her own fashion habits, what she hopes viewers will take away from the series, plans for Sweatshop Season 2, and more.

Plus, I’ve got a real dose of indie music for you in today’s mix, including songs from Beach House, Tweedy, Sean Rowe, and brand new material from UK pop artist Little Boots. So join us as we expose the reality behind fast fashion’s shiny facade, here on BTR’s Sew & Tell.

Photo stills from the filming of Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion
(Photos courtesy of Anne Kari Garberg and Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion)

Photos by Paal Karlsen

Photos by Stig Indreboe

For more Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion
– Watch the complete series in English via aptv.no, and check out this great feature on the show from Ecouterre.
– Follow the Sweatshop Facebook page for updates on Series 2!

Odds & Ends
– Anne mentioned two great resources for ethical fashion on the show: People Tree and Nudie Jeans. People Tree is based in the UK but sells internationally through their webshop, and offer a great variety of vintage-inspired contemporary designs (think an ethical version of Mod Cloth.) Nudie Jeans is a Swedish company that make a full range of denim styles for men, and even offer a repair service!
– I’ve been obsessed with cedar, balsam, and lavender sachets ever since learning that those natural scents are the best way to keep your stored clothes fresh and bug-free. This Etsy shop has the cutest styles, or you can DIY! Makes a great gift!
– Came across this lovely blog post, which is a fantastic homage/smart guide to the ins and outs of wearing the classic combination of a white shirt + jeans.


Beach House
(Photo by Liz Flyntz)
Aug 18 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
Aug 19 – Pearl Street Nightclub – Northampton, MA
Aug 20 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
Aug 21 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Aug 22 – Mr. Small’s Funhouse – Millvale, PA
Aug 24 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
Aug 25 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
Aug 26 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
Aug 29 – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
Sept 17 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Sept 18 – Bogart’s Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 19 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
Sept 21 – Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
Sept 22 & 23 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 25 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Sept 26 – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
Sept 27 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Sept 28 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
Sept 29 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Oct 1 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Oct 2 – Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
Oct 3 – Saturn Birmingham – Birmingham, AL
Oct 4 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Oct 6 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Oct 7 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Oct 8 – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
Oct 24 – Mandela Hall – Belfast, United Kingdom
Oct 25 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
Oct 26 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 27 – The Ritz – Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 29 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris @ Grande Halle de la Villette – Paris, France
Oct 30 & 31 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, United Kingdom
Nov 2 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 3 – Autumn Falls Festival – Brussels, Belgium
Nov 4 – Gloria-Theater – Cologne, Germany
Nov 5 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nov 10 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
Nov 11 – Tradgarn – Gothenburg, Sweden
Nov 12 – Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 13 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 14 – Kampnagel Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany
Nov 16 – Huxleys Neue Welt – Berlin, Germany
Nov 17 – Freiheiz – Munich, Germany
Nov 18 – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
Nov 20 – Sala Apolo – Barcelona, Spain
Nov 22 – La Riviera – Madrid, Spain
Nov 23 – Armazen F – Lisbon, Portugal
Nov 24 – Teatro Sa Da Bandeira – Porto, Portugal
Dec 9 – 12 – Fonda Theatre – Hollywood, CA
Dec 17 – 19 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA


Choir of Young Believers
(Photo by Jim Bennett)
July 16 – 19 – Colours of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 21 & 22 – Gaestgiveren I Allinge – Allinge, Denmark
Aug 6 – 8 – New Note Festival – Hillerod, Denmark
Nov 12 – Studenterhuset – Aalborg, Denmark
Nov 13 – Atlas – Aarhus, Denmark
Nov 20 & 24 – Copenhagen Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, Denmark


Sean Rowe
(Photo by Anthony Saint James)
Aug 15 – The Ale House – Troy, NY
Sept 26 – Valatie Community Theatre – Valatie, NY
March 4 – Royce Hall @ UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

HOST Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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