Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Fashion Bistro | A workshop hosted by Social Alterations and Slow Fashion Forward

Will you be in Vancouver on April 16th?

With Special Guests Hélène Day Fraser, Faculty of Design & Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art & Design and Katherine Soucie Sans Soucie(zero.O.lab)

Click here to purchase your ticket to this intimate international workshop! Space is limited so be sure to register!

Stay tuned for details on Chicago, Barcelona and London events! For those of you who are unable to join us in these cities, look for a final research report once the workshops have closed; we will be sharing ideas & discoveries from these cities after the workshops – sparking a larger movement for a socially responsible & sustainable fashion industry.

We’re thrilled to have partnered with Slow Fashion Forward for this international project!

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


Your Vancouver hosts,

Mary Hanlon & Nadira Lamrad | Social Alterations

Maureen Dickson | slowfashionfwd@gmail.com

Triangle // A Call for Remembrance, A Call for Action

Let this 100th anniversary of Triangle be both a call for remembrance and a call to action.

This is the most necessary social movement of our generation (Charles Kernaghan, NLC)

This important documentary from the National Labor Committee connects the fire of 1911 to the Hameem group factory fire in Bangladesh that took place just a few short months ago.

In 2010 alone, nearly 50 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives in factory fires. While the labour movement in America grew in large part from the Triangle fire, the situation for these workers in Bangladesh has not changed— in fact it is worse.

Join our campaign to raise awareness. That no worker—under any circumstance, in any country—find themselves trapped without an exit (literally or figuratively) is not too much to ask of our global economy.

Further Reading //#Bangladesh

Bangladesh // The Details (July 29, 2010)

SA Visual Lab // The Bangladesh Project (July 22, 2010)

Bangladeshi garment workers fight for their rights, will you? (July 14, 2010)