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Fashion: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it's horrible for the people who make them. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Apoorv nath (2 days ago)
Did the show actually send them lunch?
D3NT4L FL055 (5 days ago)
you can get the same chicken in Canada for a 1.33 USD cheaper, and it is Canadian chicken raised without Hormones, and fully cooked
Bearly Sims (6 days ago)
Dan from college humor!
big companies like gap, zara, h&m just get suppliers to do their dirty job of exploiting poor people (children included, but also a vast majority of women) so they can say that they didn't know (they do they just don't care)
By cheapening the price of non-essential items and arguably essential items we have become wasteful people with ever decreasing salaries. Could our inept governments even control prices? 😃
Doge Dk (14 days ago)
Paul Renville (14 days ago)
John Oliver ya genius bastard, I love your staff, you, and everyone you care about.
Susan Baugh (16 days ago)
The supply chain not only in fashion, but in big industry overall, correlates directly with the things we learned about finance industry: securitization, bundling, compounding, off-shoring, laundering, etc.-- all very complicated, convoluted, and corrupt; almost impossible to trace. Regulatory systems become the roadmap for loopholes; we are all hooked into it, knowingly or not. Nothing will change until/unless our values systems are reset to reflect Natural capital (resources) and Human Capital (creativity, labor), and not smoke and mirrors. The planet may just work that out for us in the not too distant future.
Marty Anderson (17 days ago)
John Oliver sounds almost the same like Eric Idle
crybabybs (20 days ago)
Holy shit this is still relevant
Xhanthan (20 days ago)
Why not make a law: If you, lets say X, are in Nation A and contract to sb., lets say Y, in Nation B, and it is found out, that your contractor (Y) violates laws of Nation A (lets say "child labour laws") ... ... you (X) are actually directly liable; just as if you violated the law(s) yourself. I bet you, all child labour (enforced by Nation A) will suddenly come to an end. Hit them where it hurts - money!
Zvie Oercane (22 days ago)
The girl Eliot at the end had one of the smuggest expressions I've ever seen. What did she do to those chickens!?!
Careonovam (22 days ago)
pfwuuuh... clothing is something i really dont think about that often. i own three sets of clothing which are exactly the same and i only buy new clothing if one of those sets is damaged. quite minimalistic, but at least i can be sure they are not made in sweatshops and/or by children.
thetruephoenixful (24 days ago)
Savage Dragon (24 days ago)
I would eat ALL of that food except for the shrimp thing. Also, what's the problem with child labor really?
Kevin Crabtree (24 days ago)
Be honest, it's more productive and beneficial than what 12-14 year Olds do in America tho lazy pathetic shits
Butt Soup (24 days ago)
Anne Kautzi (26 days ago)
Funny watching this as an avid Goodwill buyer
tina yta (27 days ago)
Круты вы ребята. Great respect to John Oliver from Russia.
Jessica Simas (27 days ago)
Looking great, Gurewitch!
JohnR88 (29 days ago)
Levi's are trash now because they aren't made in the U.S. like they should be.
Kay Haven (29 days ago)
Thrift shopping all the way baby. 35$ for a SINGLE item of clothing? You gotta be ******* kidding me!
Ok Bro (29 days ago)
Come to North County mall, Mohali (India) nobody buys h&m, there's a discount of more Than 70% all year around n i was gifted a pair for shoes after 8 months I saw it!
Alan Novaes (30 days ago)
$8 is normal for rotisserie chicken
Charlie Pitcher (30 days ago)
Midwestern tweens.
Jenny Shull (30 days ago)
Last week's fashion keeping your food waste in landfills warm.
Michael Saint (1 month ago)
Everyone bitches about Slave Labor and child labor but nobody does anything about it except try to cover it up and deny responsibility Like the US and those 2,963 missing immigrant children that no one is even trying to find .
Liv Lovely (1 month ago)
Let's talkmabout how Elliot was a gott damnded professional.
Andrew Costello (1 month ago)
Let's be honest, the problem is all the spoiled brats (from 5 years old to 95 years old) in the western world who want 50 different sets of clothes each season, but aren't willing to pay for quality. If everyone was willing to buy quality items, these kids parents would earn enough money - so their kids could go to school and their governments could develop the tax base to improve their countries.
Rachel Smith (1 month ago)
normie x (1 month ago)
I`d love to see american teenage crackheads work 18 hours a day making clothes for kids in Bangladesh, but....life is not fair. I have one solution, though: Wipe the us corporatist pigs off the face of the earth by nuking the entire country.
Leander Barreto (1 month ago)
From the sketch to the rack
Angelica Cushing (1 month ago)
As a tel aviv night club owner, im triggered by this.
Kathy B (1 month ago)
I would prefer to ask fashion companies to provide free, onsite schools at their factories with a required 60/40 ratio of female/male students along with funding university scholarships for children of factory workers, especially girls.
Kathy B (1 month ago)
The sad thing is those 12 and 14 year old girls probably had to switch to working in the sex trade once they were fired from the Gap factory. I'm actually more concerned about the safety conditions in those factories than the fact adolescents are working alongside their mothers. These families are going to have their children working in some way as soon as possible. The solution is to support programs that educate women and girls of all ages and help them to start their own businesses to achieve real independence.
Henrik N (1 month ago)
I love how Swedish CEO becomes German excentric haha. Schuch schwag!
Fish Jan (1 month ago)
I literally have 3 pants that I wear to school everyday. 2 sweats (puma, Adidas) and shorts (Adidas).
Oxfordium (1 month ago)
Oh hey, the guy who was the "Plaid Everyday" model is the "Half Anime Guy" from CollegeHumor.
madhusai vemulamada (1 month ago)
I love this show. But,how come this show is still running even after criticising big brands. Doesn't it get threats or something
Aemoon (1 month ago)
Because this show does not affects their business. Its irrelevant to them.
Al-Ikram Chowdory (1 month ago)
13:34 I can bet that only costs around 7 to 9 dollers per piece.
Amit Orko (1 month ago)
I’m from Bangladesh and i love 4:42
Julie W. (1 month ago)
Yeeeaaahhhh, but did any of you ask WHY these young children are lying about their age to get work? Maybe because they can't eat without those jobs? Now, if the other ones were actual slaves, that's different (although, since they said "virtual slaves" I don't know what that meant, for sure). The shed without any fire extinguisher or fire exit is something else entirely. You'd think they'd WANT to protect the clothes, at least.
john gideon (1 month ago)
I am one of those guys I purchased ten shirts and now the only clothing I buy is about two pares of pants and a pack of ether socks or underwear per year. It Rocks come to the dark side
Lord Slapaman (1 month ago)
To be fair, i would totally eat those mystery dumplings
Ls Vijay (1 month ago)
How British made money from India, this is how.
Ls Vijay (1 month ago)
Fucking North India, you always boast about your leadership, now speak about this. What's your trash uneducated leaders doing for this.
Ls Vijay (1 month ago)
I'm an Indian, I want to kill my leaders.
Bill McGee (1 month ago)
“Eat this wagon of mystery chickens...”
varun009 (1 month ago)
I think the issue is more complex than this. I don't think you can hold buyers accountable for the low safety standards set by thr Bangladeshi government and the people who violate them. They do this partly out of negligence but mostly because the whole social structure is so corrupt that they can do nothing but. If they construct buildings they can rarely get the job done professionally - without the contractor stealing money meant for cement. Similarly, the country may not have the infrastructure for education so children work instead. Enforcing safety standards individually will not work at this moment. The accrued cost of making the necessary concessions for one company to the exclusion of all others will kill them in the market while doing nothing to increase their marketability. I think there are social problems in these countries that need to be internally resolved not out of convenience but necessity. There's nothing on the consumer end that can be done other than toppling the economy of a region or even an entire nation. Where you guys can really help is to force companies to unilaterally increase the profit margin of their suppliers and leave it to the country to ensure the employees get a fair share.
the marinara man (1 month ago)
Americans just don't care about other people if it saves them money
Kamikatze (1 month ago)
made for kids by kids
Someofficer (1 month ago)
Real fashion is a 19th century officer uniform
Dr. Bees (1 month ago)
Oddly enough, the grocery store I work at has $5 rotisserie chickens. I'm... questioning the quality of it all a little bit, gonna be honest.
mukunda (1 month ago)
I'm sorry, but that human cost is worth for countries like bangladesh, india, nepal due to our poor financial condition.
Janie Ryan (1 month ago)
A lot of people who say they genuinely can't afford to not buy fast fashion are telling the truth. I had about 2 outfits at a time as a kid, mostly stuff from Ross or charities, and a $15 dollar top from Wet Seal was a luxury to me. But a lot of people are also full of garbage. Your closet overflowing with clothes deeply contradicts your claims that you "just can't afford to spend $150 on a dress!" We are just conditioned to want way, way more clothes than we need or can possibly even wear in a lifetime. Shame on some of us (including myself for many years) for not thinking critically, and shame on brands for exploiting that in the name of profit.
Samira Peri (2 months ago)
It's also horrible for the environment.
Tim Sadinski (2 months ago)
Oliver not only a great speaker but a great research team he needs to bring them out so they can receive accolades for their part...🎆🎇🌠👍👍👏👏👏 that's for the research team that exposes the greedy ass fat lazy ugly people and I can say that because I am not materialistic in any form and I can't stand people who go to all-you-can-eat places pile their plate and leave half on there and go get a new plate to leave more on there and then get another plate.. if you don't know if you're going to like it then just get a little bit what the fuck is wrong with that you don't like it then you don't waste a lot stop going back for more when you know you're fucking full and when I said fat greedy ugly people I mean Americans not all but plenty
Michael Lopez (2 months ago)
I’m lucky too get new clothes at all, how the fuck can u all afford 64 pieces of clothes on average per person per year
Jx42 (2 months ago)
I own 4 Jeans. I wear them since 10 years.
Miguel Pino (2 months ago)
European companies are usually much more responsible on how they manage the supply chain for the simple reason that they are more punished when they misbehave. This has been researched in other sectors aswell. In this sense, I can tell you that Walmart is the paradigm of predatory behavior in how they treat suppliers in third world countries. On the other side, Ikea (especially after the 90s scandals) is the counterexample, as they have reduced from thousands of suppliers to just 200 , so they can actually control them. They establish long-term relationships and help the improving their facilities. In the case of clothing, Inditex (Zara) business model is not based in obtaining the cheapest suppliers, but the fastest, this is why 40% of their production is in Europe (20% of this in Spain and Portugal, close to their HQ). Manufacturing clothes became so cheap, that they prefer to have flexibility and the fast production, so they can adapt to the latest trends. They even ship clothes by flight instead of ships. Therefore their inventory management is top-of-the-art, and they are able to send different clothes to the Tokyo downtown store in comparison to the Tokyo's suburb store, depending of the type of clothes they sell. And sending new clothes to each store twice per week. Gap is the counterexample, they order huge orders of the same clothes to places like Bangladesh and Vietnam. They need to design them 6 months before they arrive, so if the trends change, or the season designed was bad, they have a huge inventory problem, and with no time to adapt. The business model was purely based on obtaining the cheeeeeapest suppliers. They were world #1 retail clothing company some years ago. Now I think their are #4 after Fast Retailing/Uniqlo, H&M (#2) and Inditex/Zara (#1). Some way GAP has been punished. Unfortunately, it never was because of their malpractices. I would say because of their broken business model, they pushed even harder to suppliers, and that's why they had so many recurrent problems. They pretend they care, but then they demand so cheap prices, that only suppliers that cheat can get the order. Funny thing, this is the similar problem Apple has. They demand minimum working conditions, they try to audit, but at the same time, they demand so cheap components that only suppliers that cheat can win the bidding process. It's not a problem of price, but of business culture and the fact that they think that they will not be punished for misbehaving. Please punish companies that misbehave all the time.
Paul TheSkeptic (2 months ago)
I love John Oliver but watching it is kind of depressing. Are there really this many horrible things going on in the world where he can have a new show every week and not even worry about running out of subjects?
Paul TheSkeptic (1 month ago)
Lol. Yep. That's a good way to put it. You laugh, then cry.
BOH10666 (1 month ago)
yep, you're not wrong. i generally laugh really heartily and then cry.
mushfiqul ridoy (2 months ago)
I'm from Bangladesh and dude xD this is all true
Marlene Mcgovern (2 months ago)
I do not like shopping for clothes. Labels are to impress. Be Original! Create your own.😊🤙
seeamerica1 (2 months ago)
excuse me but kids age 14yrs can work in America as long as they get permission from the parent.
seeamerica1 (1 month ago)
if you're gonna post like you know something about a topic then Why don't you have anything on your channel eh TROLL?
BOH10666 (1 month ago)
but there are restrictions on hours, type of work, etc. if you're gonna post like you know something about a topic then KNOW about the topic.
kristi.s (2 months ago)
Someone has to be advocating for reasonable fashion. The business is out of order.
rwdplz1 (2 months ago)
Don't kid yourselves: Most of what you buy overseas is made in Chinese sweatshops.
Sora NioStaur (2 months ago)
I fucking love this show XD
Vox - Tale (2 months ago)
TributesAndUnique (2 months ago)
Since when was Zara cheap?
Bmwy 2018 (2 months ago)
Cak Redi (2 months ago)
I think we all owe big time apologies to Bangladesh.
Ariel Sarullo (2 months ago)
Here's what I recommend. Instead of paying $15 for a garment that will last you 1 year from a brand that might support sweatshop labor, buy a $50 garment that will last you 5 years and is certified to be ethical or made in America. Pay the same amount of money but choose quality over quantity and realize that a well made, ethically made garment is more important than a cheap, easy to break, unethically made one.
Seokjun An (2 months ago)
He makes fun of men wearing plaid shirts, wears one himself.
Isaac Ruiz (3 months ago)
This makes me hate basic white people so much.
Aoi Otaku (3 months ago)
This show is so funny, yet so informative...it’s so insightful.
Bruce Lee (3 months ago)
Xristos Kyriakides (3 months ago)
This is one big advertisement
bb77077 (3 months ago)
This is how women cause the world’s misery.
[email protected] (3 months ago)
It’s now 2018 and predictably nothing has changed.
Evee Murcia (3 months ago)
H&M suuuuuucks. It used to be my favorite clothing store, but it all changed when my clothes started falling apart at the seams and holes will all of a sudden appear. The fact that it takes three weeks to come up with new pieces says a lot.
Tab Utu (3 months ago)
Like Ryan Gosling says " Be better than the Gap "
Krystal Myth (3 months ago)
What's he correct answer though? If these kids weren't working they'd be starving. Boycotting cheap clothes would at worst close these factories, a victory according to this video, and hundreds of starving families as a result. It makes no sense. We can't be the ones responsible for restructuring the inherent problems making these factories the only viable way for these families to feed themselves.
Angelo Andrejewski (3 months ago)
Was there ever an update if they got the lunch?
UnculturedDoggo (3 months ago)
Is it possible for u to have video proof of the people eating the food
__spencer__ (3 months ago)
Damn Dan, hitting'em again with the plaid shirt
Sharon Jensen (3 months ago)
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town- Beep, beep!
Reinhart Alvaro (3 months ago)
Why are Americans obsessed with clothes, all the latest trends come from America, its shallow and vain really
ejbruks (3 months ago)
I really hope those clothing items were not bought from those brands (thrifted?), and that food was not thrown out.
Alphasnowbordergirl (3 months ago)
I understand that some countries need their kids to work to help put food on the table. My problem is the underpay and bad conditions.
Nermin Huseinbasic (3 months ago)
Bring all these factories to Bosnia,it would be safe and we work for 2 dolars a hour.!
Encaru (3 months ago)
Making fun of a speech inpedamdnt ... not cool john
SuperKami (3 months ago)
All these outlets and coverage stories are forgetting one important factor here, "asking the workers why they're there" lets do the unthinkable here ladies and gentlemen and presume that these labourers are not complete idiotic peasants, and that they at least have some basic understanding of currency & salaries. because i assure you 90% of them would say "i need the money and this is the highest paying work i can find" now ask yourself, how much of that problem is our fault vs the problem of those citizens own nation and governance?. has anyone stopped to consider that these people are doing for themselves the most economically viable option? if you remove this labour from them then you're gonna have to replace it with something else. or what? you're just going to leave them completely fucked? because that'd be the harsh reality of it. but hey leaving poor people completely fucked is perfectly fine as long as it doesn't involve appearing in our news papers or is blasted on our TV's so we can cry outrage at it.
Jonathan Locke (3 months ago)
One of the very few shows willing to say “eat this wagon of mystery chickens” like they mean it.
StealthChilling (3 months ago)
Walmaaaaaaart walmaaaaaaart
Yaume Lepire (3 months ago)
Funny the episode suggested to me after that is "Food Waste".
CapeTown2911 (3 months ago)
"Lemmings" - we r in the final stages of the Western World...
Quique Feroz (4 months ago)
I've been boycotting the Gap since 2002 when I was denied employment because I was in the National Guard. I'm happier even now learning about them for not getting hired.
jevchance (4 months ago)
I so hope there's a follow up to this video with results.
jaycitay (4 months ago)
The irony of the BBC AND BRITISH REPORTERS letting us know about someone enslaving others Hmmmmm isn't that how Britain got to where they are? Just saying...

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