“We’re Loving our Next Pussy Hat Project Knit-in!”

Join us for our first Pussy Hat Project Knit In inspired by the Pussy Hat Project USA!

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“We Love to Introduce our Cultural Analyses for Brands, Museums & Institutions!”

We publish cultural analyses and content for brands, museums and institutions. With our impressive…

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Craftsmanship At Chanel Metiers D’Art

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1200 Textile Designers Graduate in the UK this Week

Cambodian textile workers took to the streets to protest their low wages on 1st May 2013 and some of them were fired by Nike within a month.   Last month Cambodian textile workers took to the streets for their May Day demonstrations on work, pay and conditions.  One of them is seen here holding up…

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Garment Factory in Flames on May 8th 2013

Worker looks through Atmosphere (PRIMARK) and Cedarwood State stock at the Tung Hai sweater factory, Bangladesh, on May 9th 2013. On May 8th another garment factory went up in flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fortunately, the fire broke out in the middle of the night so that garment workers were not there. However, a meeting was…

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“The workers suffer because they never defend each other.  They’re scared of what the managers will do.” Where there is corruption there is fear.  Where there is fear there is more corruption.  How much do we tolerate and what do we want to put in place? Further reading here and here.

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A New Design Assignment!

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We Loved our Day with Paul Smith, Margaret Howell and Vince Cable Supporting the March of the Makers!

We spent a wonderful day with Paul Smith, Margaret Howell, Brooks Brothers, Members of…

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The Future of Sustainable Design in the UK?!!

The Slow Textiles Group says take a good, long look at the Design Council’s thinkers of the future of sustainable design in the UK: Now practise your image analysis skills on the pics from the Design Council’s Design Summit, 2011: Lastly, Dr Emma Neuberg renames the Design Council’s Design Technology in Schools promotional video,  “Creative Britain in Reverse?,”…

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UK Government Policy on Sustainability and Ethical Practice

Carbon footprint of this missile coming. The British Trident Ballistic Missile System is revitalised in 2010 for another generation of anxiety, impotence and fear. What does it mean to teach Sustainable Thinking & Ethical Practice in institutions of learning when nation leaders promote killing machines in lieu of negotiation and humanitarianism? For insight into nuclear…

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PEOPLE AS FABRIC

  These extraordinary images show the performers at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in China in 2008.   Although designed to be creative spectacle for visual and televisual impact, they point to a political and philosophical paradigm; one that we often feel but do not see in the West.  Statisticians sometimes show us…

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