Independent production company Hello Halo’s Fashions Dirty Secrets and MisFITS Like Us have scored a number of international deals.
Fashion’s Dirty Secrets has been sold to broadcasters in Belgium, Finland, Eire, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Africa, Iran and Korea; while the MisFITS Like Us format has been sold to DR in Denmark and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Fashions Dirty Secrets sees Stacey Dooley travel the world to uncover the hidden costs of consumer’s addiction to fast fashion. She uncovered shocking realities which included discovering how toxic chemicals released by the garment industry are polluting waterways that millions of people rely on and examined the shocking reality of how the former Aral Sea, once one of the largest bodies of fresh water, is now reduced almost entirely to dust. The series aired on BBC One last September.
MisFITS Like Me follows what happens when strangers with the same condition, turn up at the door of someone in need and spend the next few days living their lives. Three young people living with three different conditions discover how being one of the crowd for just a few days help them change the way they live their lives forever. The three-part series aired on BBC Three last year. DR will re-title their local adaptation to Different Like Me.
“Fashion’s Dirty Secrets was a shocking insight into the dramatic impact the fashion industry has on our environment. We are thrilled that this story is one that will get more attention in so many territories across the world”, said Wendy Rattray, Managing Director for Hello Halo. “I’m delighted that MisFITS Like Us has started selling in other countries. The series makes significant steps in normalising differences which is vital in society. The contributors involved all experienced a genuine and profound change in their lives simply by meeting other people just like them. It was a delight to witness.”