The Sweat Shop is
... (t)he first "cafe couture" sewing shop in Paris, the Sweat Shop was named to highlight the questionable nature in which store-bought clothing is sometimes made. Instead of rewarding dubious labor practices, the Sweat Shop and The Sweat Shop Book inspire crafters to make something unique with their own sweat equity and creativity.
You can read more about the cafe in The New York Times and The Guardian. The book features projects to sew, knit, customize and more from the cafe's guest designers. It has been released in Europe and will be released in the US in November.