You Are What You Wear

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Slavery is woven into the fabric of our lives — deep within the supply chains of the products we love. The demand for an ever-replenishing supply of cheap “fast fashion” has been a race to the bottom, in which factories outsource to the lowest bidders, resulting in human rights violations for the workers and unregulated pollution of the environment. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.

Our aim is to raise awareness about the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry and reveal how connected we all are to the hearts and hands behind our clothes.

This photography series portrays people from all over the world in their favourite attire. Like most of us, they are all unawarely wearing pieces of garments manufactured in developing countries such as Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.

Read more: www.behind-the-seams.org