I remember watching this on YouTube as a short film (maybe 30 minutes) somewhere in 2019-2020. It was a short horror film where the main character, a young woman, was about to head out for a night clubbing, but she kept getting eerie text messages implying that someone was in her apartment with her.

There were multiple shots involving the flash of a cigarette lighter showing someone else in her apartment, which I think was implied to be a young man of Indian or Asian descent after he showed up at her door with a delivery.

The eventual climax involved a female, maybe badly burned, figure showing up in her apartment, paired with shots of piles of her clothing. By the end, it's revealed that

the things stalking her are the ghosts of sweatshop workers who died because she wanted cheap clothing. The film ended with a PSA about sweatshops and how we're passively enabling them.

The short film was advertised in a somewhat scandalous manner indicating that the goal of the ghosts was for her to take off her clothing.

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TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES, a 2019 short film by the Grim crew, directed by Felix Charin.

It ends:

"Dedicated to the people around the world, living and dying horribly so that we can have cheap clothes"

Other than that, your recollection matches pretty well and I can't really add anything more to it than the Vimeo link to the short.

Found with the Google query short film horror take off clothing, after several variations of short film horror psa asia sweatshops "fast fashion" did not yield anything relevant.

  • That is exactly it. Thank you.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jan 30, 2021 at 19:04

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