A designer in today's world, in my opinion,

should have a social, environmental, and positive

agenda for the things they create.

In this project, I wanted to show the face behind

our clothes by telling the true story of a girl who got into

a sweatshop and the larger story of the textile industry.

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An installation that examines the behind-the-scenes

and working conditions of the fabric industry's sweatshops.

Along with the story of Nasreen Sheikh,

who was 10 years old when she was forced

to work in a sweatshop for about 15 hours a day,

7 days a week under infidel conditions.

I took the photos in one of Israel's last remaining textile factories.

An old, non-renewable factory that will be decommissioned in the next two years.

Materials: Natural linen fabric (80/50 cm),

wooden hangers hung on a clothes rack.

Final Project, 4th Year

Nasreen Sheihk
Nasreen Sheihk

Nasreen was 10 years old when she began working in a sweatshop in the textile industry. 15 hours per day, 7 days a week for less than $2 per day.

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Nasreen Sheikh
Nasreen Sheikh

Nasreen was 10 years old when she began working in a sweatshop in the textile industry. 15 hours per day, 7 days a week for less than $2 per day.

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Nasreen Sheihk
Nasreen Sheihk

Nasreen was 10 years old when she began working in a sweatshop in the textile industry. 15 hours per day, 7 days a week for less than $2 per day.

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15\7
15\7

15 hours a day, 7 days a week is the average schedule of a worker in the textile industry.

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15\7
15\7

15 hours a day, 7 days a week is the average schedule of a worker in the textile industry.

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15\7
15\7

15 hours a day, 7 days a week is the average schedule of a worker in the textile industry.

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Nasreen's Story

Nasreen is a survivor of child labor from

an undocumented village on the

border of India and Nepal.

She started working in a textile sweatshop

in Kathmandu when she was 9-10 years old.
As an undocumented child, she has no birth certificate,

no idea how old she is, no surname, no bank account,

no credit card, can't register for school or work at a

legitimate job, no car license, and other issues.

The Textile Industry's Story

I wanted to show how the daily life

of the workers in the industry looks like

and how basic human rights are ignored.

By showing statistics, illustrations,

redesigning icons and more.

Shirt
Shirt

The shirt appears to remind people to think before purchasing a shirt.

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Laundry Icon
Laundry Icon

This is how a laundry icon should appear to remind us of what lies beneath the fashion world's strict rules.

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Shirt
Shirt

The shirt appears to remind people to think before purchasing a shirt.

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Location of the sweatshop
Location of the sweatshop

Sewing and printing techniques

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Location of the sweatshop
Location of the sweatshop

Sewing and printing techniques

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Location of the sweatshop
Location of the sweatshop

Sewing and printing techniques

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Nasreen's Quote
Nasreen's Quote

"I hope who ever wears the shirt will feel my pain, tears and blood".

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Nasreen's Quote
Nasreen's Quote

"I hope who ever wears the shirt will feel my pain, tears and blood".

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Nasreen's Quote
Nasreen's Quote

"I hope who ever wears the shirt will feel my pain, tears and blood".

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Hands cuffed Icon
Hands cuffed Icon

Hands cuffed Icon

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Harmful chemicals
Harmful chemicals

Every step of the shirt-making process involves the use of dangerous chemicals.

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Hands cuffed Icon
Hands cuffed Icon

Hands cuffed Icon

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Birth Certificate
Birth Certificate

Nasreen had no last name and no date of birth.

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Birth Certificate
Birth Certificate

Nasreen had no last name and no date of birth.

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Birth Certificate
Birth Certificate

Nasreen had no last name and no date of birth.

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Nasreen's Quote
Nasreen's Quote

"I was fed like an animal and worked like a machine."

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Made By
Made By

90% of the clothes we are wearing are made by women and kids.

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Nasreen's Quote
Nasreen's Quote

"I was fed like an animal and worked like a machine."

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Dirty Machine
Dirty Machine

Photography, printing, illustration and re-photographing technique.

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Wall of Cuts
Wall of Cuts

Photography, printing, illustration and re-photographing technique.

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Dirty Machine
Dirty Machine

Photography, printing, illustration and re-photographing technique.

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Statistic
Statistic

80 Billion garments produced each year, for you to wear 7 times on average.

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Statistic
Statistic

80 Billion garments produced each year, for you to wear 7 times on average.

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Statistic
Statistic

80 Billion garments produced each year, for you to wear 7 times on average.

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Call to Action

I wanted people to be able to participate in the installation

by taking pictures of themselves and sharing them. 

Follow the account, tag it and so people will be exposed to it.


The idea is that every shirt has a story behind it,

and when you buy one, you become a part of that story.

Instagram

I created an Instagram account and designed it

to reach as many people as possible.
On Instagram, you can find advice on how to

properly care for our clothes, how to wash them,

and what to consider when shopping for clothes.

Link: https://instagram.com/end_15_7?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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