Videos with the #factory hashtag had 930m views on TikTok at the end of June. Only a month later, that number has grown by 18% to 1.1B+.

Related hashtags like #industrial, #production, and #manufacturing also have hundreds of millions of views each.  

The viral videos (like this one about fidget pads with 525k+ views) show how everyday objects like cosmetics, gardening gloves, and toys are made.