Freckles in April: Runway in the Factory: Fashion's Unheard Voices

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Runway in the Factory: Fashion's Unheard Voices

During my freshman year of college I met some amazing people who have since gone on to do some mind-blowing things in the world. Thelma, a dear friend, spent several years living in Burma working with the people on the Thai-Burma border. She's currently getting ready to go back there.

Yesterday she sent out an email announcing that she has a project on Kickstarter- a "'pop-up' online fashion magazine that features the perspectives and voices of garment workers in Southeast show how fashion can be found in unexpected places."

I think that, in light of the recent factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed over 1100 people, this project is especially important. Let's give the factory workers a voice.

Visit Thelma's Kickstarter page and donate right here.

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  1. What a cool idea. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I feel like everyone that is cool knows Thelma! She was a few years ahead of me in school, but I remember one time she came to one of my BYU classes as a guest speaker and I kind of wanted to be her when I grew up :)

  3. wow that's really cool! I love that she's giving people a voice that otherwise would be unheard. thanks for sharing!

  4. I remember hearing about that factory collapse in Bangladesh, what a tragedy. Most people would actually be willing to not buy clothes that caused people to suffer, if only they knew which brands to buy!

  5. I think my favorite part of the project is not painting the people she's helping to be heard as some kind of sad victims, but just as people. People with amazing sewing skills, and valid opinions. I hope this works out.

  6. A Grate Idea !
    Actually, this project is very important. Let's give the factory workers a voice. Thanks for sharing...


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