'The manufacturing of clothes has gone through a rapid and sordid restructuring process, which has seen production leave the western world to profit from and exploit low income countries. Leaving the capitalist western world behind with significant unemployment figures. On the hunt for cheaper deals volume companies but also some luxury brands have trusted the making of their wares to underpaid workers living in dire conditions. With the arrival of ever cheaper high street chains this problem will only get bigger while merchandise is becoming indecent in price. Now that many garments are offered cheaper than a sandwich, we all know and feel that something is profoundly and devastatingly wrong.
How can a product that needs to be sown, grown, harvested, combed, spun, knitted, cut and stitched, finished, printed, labelled, packaged and transported cost a couple of euros?' ............... 🤔
Words from Li Edelkoort's manifesto #antifashion
You can watch her presentation on BOF voices ⚡️ @anti_fashion_official #liedelkoort #antibadstore