Vikto & Rolf Upcycling

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Save the date: Nov 8th and 16th 2013 – our next exhibition and symposium

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#SlowTextilesStudio Resources Library Coming Soon!

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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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What Is It About Textiles?

The textiles industry and its industrial legacy is central to the Industrial Revolution and capitalist dynamics expressed through cloth.  We invite textile researchers to write a history of the industrial legacy of the textiles industry from the eighteenth century to today.  Please contact us if this is something you’re interested in participating in. There is…

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Coming Up

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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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