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.