Mannequins come to life

Mannequins come to life

Mannequins come to life

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Three mannequins came to life in a clothes shop window display.

Passers-by stopped and stared when they saw the real life models in the Fair clothes shop in Queen’s Road in Brighton.

The models came to life to show as part of a campaign about unsafe working conditions, long hours and factory deaths.

The event was held amid Fashion Revolution Day, aiming to raise awareness for textile workers across the world.

The day was the first of its kind, running on the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in which 1,133 people died.

One of the mannequins was played by Julia Hart, who created the act 'Chain Reaction'.

Siobhan Wilson, the shop's owner, said: “When the Rana Plaza disaster happened we felt we needed to get these messages out there because we are part of the ethical fashion industry.

“In Bangladesh people are made to work long hours in poor conditions. It’s horrific.

“The idea behind this is to connect people with where their clothes are made.

“I would love to redo it during Brighton Festival. It is such a positive way to question the big fashion labels.

"Julia approached us with the idea of doing an act in our shop window and we collaborated on the three mannequins idea.”

For more information visit www.fashionrevolution.org.

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6:32am Mon 28 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

While health and safety is a problem in Asia , we need to remember working long hours is the norm , ..
These people should be holding protests at every clothing shop in brighton,
Not just primark . The whole fashion business uses cheap labour,
The other side of the coin is also these factories are no worse than the housing the staff live in, no sanitation etc.
If a pair of jeans is cheaper than a sandwich then what do you expect?
While health and safety is a problem in Asia , we need to remember working long hours is the norm , .. These people should be holding protests at every clothing shop in brighton, Not just primark . The whole fashion business uses cheap labour, The other side of the coin is also these factories are no worse than the housing the staff live in, no sanitation etc. If a pair of jeans is cheaper than a sandwich then what do you expect? mark by the sea
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