Fashion Revolution T-shirt Vending Machine Shows Shoppers The Human Price Of Cheap Fashion

Most of us have been guilty of succumbing to the allure of cheap fashion at times, but do you know the real price of discount clothes?

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Despite high profile tragedies such as the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in which over 1000 people lost their lives, our appetite for cheap clothes doesn seem to have diminished.

And who can blame us? Our salaries only stretch so far, and we all want to look good and be seen in the latest fashions, so it hardly surprising that many of us find it hard to resist buying a new outfit for less than a round of drinks.

But a vending machine set up in the centre of Berlin seriously challenged this habit by showing shoppers the true, human price of their cut-price clothes.

The machine, which offered T-shirts for just two Euros (approximately 拢1.40) was set up by Fashion Revolution, an organisation who campaign to make people aware of the conditions their cheap clothes are made in.

When someone tried to buy a T-shirt they shown a video about a girl called Manisha, one of millions of people who work 16-hour days in sweatshops, earning as little as 9p an hour, to provide us with the latest fashion fix.

After the video, buyers were then asked if they wanted to go ahead with their purchase of donate their two Euros to charity. Unsurprisingly they all chose the latter.

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