Blood, Sweat and Luxuries


The Brits leave Ethiopia's capital behind and travel south to the famous coffee plantations of Yirgacheffe and the remote mountain village of Biolya. Here, life gets even tougher as for the first time they have no help from a local family and must survive only on the wages paid to a coffee worker. But will they be able to do enough work to afford to eat and pay rent on their simple mud hut?

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In Britain today, what were once luxuries are fast becoming everyday items. From electrical gadgets to leather handbags and shoes, as more and more is consumed, products are becoming increasingly disposable. Would consumers care more if they knew the human cost of making luxuries? The Brits head to the isolated mining town of Ilakaka in Madagascar to discover where the gems and jewelry sold on the British high street come from.


The Brits leave Madagascar and head to one of Africa's poorest countries, Ethiopia, and its capital Addis Ababa where they join some of the thousands of locals who rely on the leather industry to survive.