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Saturday, 04 June 2011

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Rikki

You look utterly lovely.

Kirsteen

wow wow wow, you look beautiful!

Addie

This is such a cute outfit, love your hair. :)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

northwest is best

I'm in a rush but just wanted to say that I think there is still an exploitative textile industry here in Manchester, with dubious knitwear businesses operating in Ardwick and Crusader Mill (behind Piccadilly Station).

Emily

Quarry Bank Mill is amazing :). If you go again make sure you check out the old schoolhouse too.

Mrs Bossa

Right, Raisa - stop looking so goddamn beautiful all the time. and being so smart and feisty. I can't handle it ;) xx

arnique

Great print AND I think a little research into how cloth manufacturing moved from Europe to Asia sounds interesting taken from a more local, focussed perspective. Looking forward to reading it!

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Raisa

Thanks guys... I was in super chilled mode..!

Jacky - thats really interesting, and I agree, yes of course there will be many places in the U.K, where the trafficking of illegal labour means, sweatshop labour in the U.K, I'l have to look into that, cheers x

Mrs B - You're hilarious! :) xx

Arianne - Thanks! I'm going to be making a piece of textile art work.. but hopefully I'll do a post on it too!

It's a really interesting subject, because, textile manufacturing was always in the East... but I mainly want to tap into the idea of labor, of workers being not much more than slaves in 19th century Britain, to fuel capitalism, and now we see the transference back to the East, and people end up working in appalling conditions when the demand for goods is so high you need to be making *stuff* for the West round the clock.. to meet your shipping demands.... But yeah I'm ranting now! eee

Rxx

arnique

Yes, I did go to Beyond Retro. They had lots of cute dresses but I was drowning in them! I think next time I visit (October, I hope!) I will try Brighton, which I heard is very good for secondhand and vintage.

What little I know about textile manufacturing comes from those old Penguin history books and one of the best miniseries ever, North & South. Sigh, Richard Armitage. You should check it out if you haven't seen it yet! :D

arnique

Yes, I did go to Beyond Retro. They had lots of cute dresses but I was drowning in them! I think next time I visit (October, I hope!) I will try Brighton, which I heard is very good for secondhand and vintage.

What little I know about textile manufacturing comes from those old Penguin history books and one of the best miniseries ever, North & South. Sigh, Richard Armitage. You should check it out if you haven't seen it yet! :D

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