Magdalena Ziółkowska

  • Jasmina Metwaly

    Fabric is many things: It has been covering our naked skin for millennia and can serve as an important conduit for the transmission of cultural memory. Today, it is mostly a commodity, one so common and available that, from the comfort of our innocence (or ignorance), we have allowed the conditions of its production to simply fade from view. In the twenty-first century, those who sew clothing, primarily women and children, are soldiers on the front lines of global production, trade, power, and violence; their labor is deliberately concealed, locked away in wretched sweatshops for popular chains