Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate observational style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.
Seeing the video and reading more about this made me ask myself, do we really care? Does consumers care to know where it came from, how and what it's made of? Be it leather, fur or the cheapest trendy shirt you wore last weekend. Whether it's from China or India, do we still bother to check the labels?