Ok, ladies. Ready for some #REALTALK? •
Did you know that there are over 40 million garment workers all over the world? And I’m sure you could guess that a majority of those workers are women. While they may be selected for their small and skillful hands, it is more common that they are hired because it is said that they are “more easily pacified”.
THIS GAL is fired up, and I’m not sorry about it.
I know all you women out there are strong and fierce, because I’ve seen it first hand. But how many of us are fighting for equality in our everyday lives? And for ALL women all over the world? It’s easy to fight for women we know, love and admire - the ones we find beautiful, but what about the others? In Europe, there are many workers who don’t have to be subjected to sweatshops - in fact their set up is pretty sweet. Working for big names like Valentino and Balenciaga, getting to work on a garment from beginning to end, building their skills, sewing in an air-conditioned studio with plenty of space. On the other side of the world, if you work for big names like H&M or Gap or Zara, you get to sew a single seam for your entire career, in a hot, dark and cramped factory, where your supervisors don’t expect you to make a peep. To me this looks like, if you’re white, you live great and if you’re non-white, you don’t. Am I getting that right? 🤔 As a brown girl, that makes me mad. It should make a lot of us mad.
Let us not be EASILY PACIFIED and stand up for our fellow woman through our daily fashion choices. I’m not asking you to trash your whole wardrobe, I’m asking you to come along on the slow journey of slow fashion.
Who’s in #Formation now? 👯♀️👯♀️👯♀️
#multitudesstudio #teachmetuesday #women