Fashion Revolution Campaign Stencil

Shop, sleep, trash, repeat

Approximately 75 million people work to make our clothes. 80% of them are women between the ages of 18 and 35. However, the majority of people who make clothes for the global market live in poverty, unable to afford life’s basic necessities. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, working in unsafe and dirty conditions, with very little pay.

On average, 100 pairs of hands touch our clothes before they get to us. There is no such thing as cheap labour. Someone, somewhere always pays the price.

Re-Dress and artist Mark Fitz produced the living wage graphic to be was used all over the EU to highlight the clothing industry’s dependency on cheap labour. It was pasted up all over Dublin city to mark the Rana Plaza Factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013

Source: Mark Fitz, Re-Dress

Year: 2015

Courtesy of Rosie O’Reilly

Produced by: Just Forests

Format: rescued wood sample

Year: 1987

Courtesy of Tom Roche