"The other girls in the sweatshop had liked listening to her, when she could get away with it"

Sweatshops, particularly in the garment industry, were unpleasant environments where even inadequate labour laws were flouted. They were usually crowded, unsanitary, not properly heated or ventilated, and sometimes even hazardous. Labourers, including children, worked long hours for little pay. This short documentary about the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 gives an excellent account of sweatshops and their dangers.