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Cambodian-American Protester Sews Dollar Bills for 8 Hours Outside of an NYC H&M

by , 01/27/14

eco-fashion, ethical fashion, green fashion, human rights, Kat Eng, New York, New York City, Sustainable Fashion, sustainable style, sweatshop workers, sweatshops, Times Square, workers rights

While other New Yorkers tried to minimize their time outdoors last week, Cambodian-American artist Kat Eng sat in front of an NYC H&M for a whopping 8 hours. With the goal of raising awareness for Cambodian garment workers who were killed or wounded by government soldiers after demanding better working conditions and wages, Eng braved frigid temperatures to work at a sewing machine, stitching together dollar bills to symbolize the meager amount – about $2.67 – a typical garment worker in the country makes in a day. Read more about Eng’s project, “Less Than Three” at Ecouterre.

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