Blood, Sweat and Luxuries
Six young British consumers swap their luxury lives for the simple mud huts and shanty towns of Africa and Asia to work alongside the people who mine, manufacture, process and recycle luxury goods.
The Brits head to the isolated mining town of Ilakaka in Madagascar to discover where the gems and jewellery sold on the British high street come from. In the vast open-pit mines they join hundreds of workers in chain gangs digging for one of the most sought-after gems - sapphires. When this gets too much, they are shown the alternative, a 50-foot-deep mine shaft accessed by rope and pulley.
Available until: 1 Sep 2023, 11:59pm