Newsletter No.01 - Why we have to stop referring to brands as 'buyers'. Plus a second edition of Stitched Up, new articles, and a writing prize - news from July 2021.
How the RMG Colectivo used cross-border journalism to document the impact of Covid-19 on garment workers, at a time when workers' rights were being decimated by factory owners, governments and global brands.
So I have some grande news... the first translation of Foot Work has arrived and it's in Italian. Grazie mille to Einaudi my publisher in Italy for creating such a stylish and lovely book.
Rana Plaza exposed a colonial industry that values clothes more than human life. Eight years later, in the midst of a pandemic, brands are still sacrificing people for profit.
Why do we keep shopping even in the midst of a pandemic? How do we escape this consumerist nightmare? This essay explores the trap of capitalist consumption.
This week my social media timelines filled with rage at people who had gone shopping at Primark, but 'fast fashion' must be critiqued as a corporate drive for profit not as the fault of the working classes.