Made in Sri Lanka Trailer
Watch the premier of our 8th learning journey, where we took aspiring fashion designers from Parsons School of Design and California College of the Arts to Sri Lanka to uncover the human cost behind mass production.
I am Char Wong
I wanted a better life for myself and my family which is why I took this work. But life has become harder. I get paid per 12 pieces, but if there’s even one single error in the batch, I don’t get paid at all.
I am Rubina
I used to be shy and scared in the factory environment. But after all the injustices I’ve seen happen here, I’ve become a labor organizer. You would not believe the things I have seen.
I am Zheng Ming Hui
I dream about having a job that would let me travel to faraway countries, to meet interesting people and take photos. I also dream of finding a guy who really loves me. We would travel the world together and then have a happy family.
I am Anju
I once dreamed of a life that was very different. Where I could finish my education and become a teacher. Everything changed when I was 15 and married to a man with few means. So, I left school to find work.
I am Lubna
After my husband left me and my infant daughter, I had to find ways to care for her and my aging parents. So here I am, many years later working at a garment factory.