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paper dress boutique sept meeting 2010 023

September 2010 6:30pm-8pm

Venue: Paper Dress Boutique, 114-116. Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3AH


The venue is a lovely vintage clothes shop/cafe called Paper Dress Boutique. So we supported an independant business by crafting in their cafe with a cup of tea and cake :)


As part of our ongoing commitment to exposing social injustice, the Collective are contributing to Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert’s current project, entitled DESCONOCIDA UNKNOWN UKJENT.


The project uses the art of embroidery to highlight and protest human trafficking and femicide, specifically in the city of Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican border. Since 1993, 800 women have been brutally murdered in Ciudad Juarez and hundreds more have gone missing, while the Mexican government turns a blind eye. Prostitution in the region has increased 400% in the same time period.


We embroidered the name of one murdered woman on each label alongside the word “unknown”, in remembrance of the hundreds of unidentified victims of similar crimes worldwide. The project is a mass act of solidarity. So far, 2100 individuals in 27 countries have embroidered more than 4000 labels. The Craftivist Collective will add to that figure and help to spread awareness of these atrocities.


An installation of the labels will be on show at PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY in Chichester in October 2010. If you would like to obtain labels to make your own contribution, contact Pallant House directly.


For 4 weeks after the event we also have prints of our Mini Protest Banners around the shop and in the window display with some original banners as well as having an area to sell Mini Protest Banner kits and postcards on the theme of justice within the fashion industry. Along side are War on Want resources on their 'Love Fashion Hate Sweatshops' campaign (such as badges, stickers, petitions and reports)

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