How Clean are Your Clothes?
An Artist Intervention for Grand Challenges by Catherine Cartwright
Next time that scratchy label prods your skin, look at it closely and notice in which country your top has been made. Following the catastrophic collapse of Rana Plaza in 23 April 2013, seeing that your vest was ‘Made in Bangladesh’ now means so much more. You may ask yourself; if it’s been made in Bangladesh, should I not buy it?
How Clean are Your Clothes? is a chance to find out more about your favourite brands and take part in a unique visual survey where your clothes are documented and captured through drawing. Find us:
Tuesday 11th March – Downstairs in the Students’ Guild in Devonshire House on the Streatham Campus – 10-3pm
Monday 17th March – The Forum, Streatham Campus – 10-3pm
All are welcome to take part in this free activity, which is led by artist Catherine Cartwright. By taking part you’ll also be contributing to an exhibition in the Forum in May.
This activity links with this year’s Grand Challenges theme of ‘Fashion ethics after the Rana Plaza factory collapse: what not to wear?. More information here.(link to challenge)