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“Visiting Dhaka was upsetting”

Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who has fronted a new advertising campaign for ethical clothing company People Tree, says visiting garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was an “upsetting” experience.

entertainment Updated: Aug 29, 2010 01:18 IST

Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who has fronted a new advertising campaign for ethical clothing company People Tree, says visiting garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was an “upsetting” experience.

"I had some preconceived ideas but nothing prepared me for the reality. It was upsetting to see the conditions in which these people live, but I was incredibly moved by their spirit and friendliness in spite of such apparent adversity," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.emmawatson

“Having seen the slums in Dhaka and the conditions in which these people live and work to produce ‘fast fashion’, I would say to those people that this is not the way we should be making clothes in the modern world,” she added.

The 20-year-old, who first joined forces with the ethical clothing company when she designed a collection for them last year.

“Although I wasn’t centrally involved in the design of this collection, I had great fun in helping the brand select some gorgeous fair trade textiles, such as a dogtooth hand-woven check, cable knits, among other stuff.”