Yolanda Dominguez, Madrid, Spain, eco-art, eco-friendly art, sustainable art, Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, workers rights, human rights, sweatshops, sweatshop workers, sweatshop labor, forced labor, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

FASHION VICTIMS

Fashion Victims, according to Dominguez, shines a light on the human cost of mindless consumerism, particularly in the West. More than that, it’s an appeal for responsible production and consumption, “both for people and the planet,” she says.

Fashion Victims shines a light on the human cost of mindless consumerism, particularly in the West.

Rana Plaza isn’t an isolated incident. Nearly three-fifths of garment factories in Bangladesh are vulnerable to collapse, placing the lives of millions of workers at risk, according to a survey by engineers in the South Asian country. Bangladesh is the world’s second largest supplier of clothes, 80 percent of which are bound for U.S. or European markest.

Dominguez’s installation gave the affairs of a far-flung nation an immediacy news reports could never achieve. Her choice of stage was also incredibly apt: Spain is home to some of the biggest fast-fashion chains on the planet, most notably Zara and Mango.

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[Via Junkculture ]