Sewn on the Street
- when: April 27 @ 11-3p
- where: Hope Farmer's Market > 412 Comal St. 78702
- Rebecca Layton & Monika Jakubiak
This is a free event. Reservations not required.
This project is a work-in-progress.
Textile artists Monika Jakubiak of Warsaw, Poland, and Rebecca Layton of Austin, Texas, invite participants to sit down at a sewing machine at their pop-up sweatshop and make clothes on the spot.
Passersby will stitch a garment in the amount of time and with the average pay that a sweatshop worker would make it, pointing out the hidden cost of making “fast” clothes in the cheap, dirty, get-it-now global market.
What is the true cost of what you’re wearing and who really pays in this global economy?
Sewn on the Street is a collection of public workshops and dialogues at various locations throughout the festival, inviting the community into the ‘fast versus slow clothes’ discussion beyond.
Layton and Jakubiak first met in Jaipur, India, in 2010. They started a conversation about art and craft, but their shared enthusiasm for Indian textiles was just the starting point. Both artists were born in 1970 under strikingly different circumstances. Monika grew up in Communist Poland and Rebecca in the Reagan-era Cold War 80s of the United States. Though they lived parallel and very different lives they both came to appreciate hand-wrought textiles; Rebecca through learning from her grandmother’s hand-sewing and embroidery; and Monika through learning how to make clothes from her mother out of necessity in Poland and working for a brief spell in a Polish clothing factory.
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