Created by Julia Bonis Charancle and Marie-Fleur Kim
85% of sweatshop workers are young women between the ages of 15-25.
Our project is called Designer Clothes as society designs us to brush the human costs of the fashion industry under the carpet to forget about them. Our goal is to shed light on the textile factories where men, women and even children work too many hours for little pay in unbearable conditions. They are verbally and physically abused and grave workplace accidents are frequent. The project opened with a storefront — representing all that most of us see about the fashion industry, but then required clients to step into a backroom to see the hidden truths about the ways in which others are turned into objects.