You are invited to enter the world of the sweatshop and become a factory worker. Do you accept the challenge? Can you tirelessly make sports shoes for less than a dollar an hour as you struggle to support your family?
Let the game begin...


The SIMSWEATSHOP project was commisioned by NOW, Nottingham in 2006
It was created by Jonny Norridge as a piece of interactive artwork. For more information and work by the artist visit newpollution.

Disclaimer: any similarity between products on this site and actual product designs is incidental, and does not imply that a particular product is necessarily made in sweatshops or for an unfair wage.

'Follow The Things' have curated a comprehensive collection of references and responses to the game. The 'Discussion / Responses' is particularly enlightening — revealing the interest and provocation this game created.

'Measure Up' has research on clothing brands and factory working conditions.

Available in GERMAN: Der Ausbeuterfabrik! (2014)