I found an article today at one of my friends that I admire a lot, Macnetize, about one of those situations that affects poor people and most of us don’t know about. Yolanda Domínguez how is a Spanish artist that confronts passersby with disquieting urban actions that aim to generate social criticism and a reaction, has strake again.
I think that all of us have heard the horrible stories about how fashion brands have factories in poor country and are exploiting children for the good of their paychecks.
This activity is a result of a terrifying tragedy that took place in a factory in Bangladesh, where on the 24th of April the roof of various textile workshops collapsed and killed 1,127 workers.
Yolanda Domínguez, made an urban action, called “Fashion Victims” in Madrid inspired by the recent events in order to bring into the light of day the real “fashion victims”: the enslaved workers, child exploitation and the millions harmed by the poor conditions in the factories they are forced to work.
The idea was this: various bloggers appear buried under rubble in a one of the most fashionable street of Madrid, only some extremities with luxurious accessories (bags, shoes, and others) were felt outside in order to remind us of the images published from the tragedy in Bangladesh in which arms and legs stuck out from under the remains of the building.
Fashion advice of the day!
We can’t change overnight these conditions, not me or you or all of us! But we can fire a warning, make people aware of the terrible ways those people work in, the exploitations the children and so on. Making people aware will raise actions, will make you wonder if your weekend shopping is worth someone’s life and will bring organizations to work together in order to change or improve things.
Yolanda Domínguez, started the fire but it’s up to us to keep it burning!
I do believe that all of this is an appeal for responsible production and consumption, both for people and the planet.
Offer happiness, receive kindness!