Because of our involvement in the commemoration of the Rana Plaza factory collapse through ‘Fashion Revolution Day’ (and its ‘Who made your clothes?’ theme), and the University of Exeter’s ‘What (not) to wear?’ ethical fashion Grand Challenge, we’ve been collecting films and other resources designed to engage consumers with the hidden social relations in their clothes, the lives in their things.
This short film, just published on YouTube, and it’s ‘behind the scenes’ sequel are fascinating, we think.
The first one portrays better than anything the key premise of this challenge: what if we thought of the global economy as, first and foremost, relationships between people who make, ship and buy commodities? Like clothes…
‘Handprint’: the film.
Behind the scenes: the making of ‘Handprint’.
Originally posted here.