Thursday, 22 October 2015

Snood Overload

I've been busy on the snood production line.

All are made from previously loved and vintage garments, 

my small attempt to re-balance the obscenity of fast fashion.

My re-makes will be at Salt Line Studio.

My reading this week has been,
Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion by Tansy E. Hopkins.
I was 11 when the Bhopal disaster happened, I am familiar with the name but not the detail.  In my current chapter of the book Hopkins looks in detail at the production of cotton.  In a nutshell, Union Carbide set up a factory producing pesticides for cotton in the un-tapped market of India but the farmers were too poor to buy these pesticides and so the plant was mothballed and not maintained, resulting in what is considered the worlds worst industrial disaster.  

"Between 3,800 and 15,000 people died instantly, up to 200,000 people have since experienced increased morbidity or mortality - premature death, or partial or total disability."
National Research Council, The Use and Storage of Methyl Isocyanate at Bayer Cropscience, 2012.
A cheap t.shirt isn't really a cheap t.shirt is it?

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