The documentary “Toxic Labels” peels away the layers of mystery surrounding the manufacturing of cheap clothes by multinational companies. An all-access investigation reveals the exploitation of children and workers, dangerous working conditions, and disregard of labor laws- common themes that prevail in many manufacturing sites. In spite of several reforms in recent years, factories still rely on archaic sweatshop models of production.
The exclusive probe delves deep into Bangladesh’s sweatshops, where young girls like 12-year-old Khadija are made to work strenuous 60-hour weeks. With rare footage of the factories and interviews with the underpaid employees, Toxic Labels will take viewers on a heart-wrenching journey through the lives of workers leading unscrupulous lives. The documentary recommends practical solutions to help fight against injustice and disheartening working conditions long plaguing the industry.