Milwaukee artist Terese Agnew has completed an epic 9'x9' quilt, beautifully depicting a young female garment worker from Bangladesh, sewn entirely with tens of thousands of clothing labels donated by thousands of people across the U.S. and abroad.
I learned of the project from Charlie Kernaghan at the National Labor Committee. He took the photograph that Agnew used to piece together the remarkable mosaic. Agnew has donated the image for posters and fliers to help further the NLC's mission to end abusive sweatshop conditions worldwide.
You can still be a part of the project by donating your clothing labels to the cause. Agnew says she needs thousands more labels. Cut the labels out of your clothes - especially if you suspect the company that manufactured them might be a part of the problem (Gap, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Sean John, Disney, etc.).
Topic : Sweat Shops Posted By : Posted On : January 25, 2005
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