27 Aug '13, 4pm

"Craftivists" are cross-stitching protest banners to highlight sweatshop labor ahead of London Fashion Week

"Craftivists" are cross-stitching protest banners to highlight sweatshop labor ahead of London Fashion Week

The miniature protest banners were conceived as a way to attract the attention that protest signs simply cannot , by appealing to the design side of the fashion lover, and stop them in their tracks with a bold message. The hand-sewn signs are hung around London and Manchester near popular high street stores that still utilize sweatshop labor, like TopShop and Gap . The signs, adorably decorated, also bring awareness to details like the unlivable wages, unsafe working conditions and long hours each textile worker undergoes to make a reasonably priced Top Shop dress. In light of April’s tragic Bangladesh factory building collapse that killed 1000 workers, the collective is churning out their protest pieces with more vigor.

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