An industry built on lifetime of my blood sweat and tears. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find it’s only been three years.
Now three years may seem like such an insignificant number but if you consider that I’ve been working since the age of five to save a household from its hunger, you may feel a little different.
Ok let’s be honest about it, the world does know this but I’m just too insignificant.
I’m in a fairytale place called a sweat shop, it’s a magical place you can’t see but what you do see are the fashionable fruits of my craft when it’s worn by your favorite celebrity on Reality TV.
Reality ….? This here is the real deal, you pay a fat stack of Nelsons for latest fashion must have and all that gets me is a starter meal. Starter because its rice with no spice bread without butter.
So go on and wear an adolescent undernourished underpaid child’s latest creation so you can feel good about yourself and I can feed my sister and brother.
Don’t kid yourself, you aren’t buying it so I can get fed. If that’s what you tell yourself to make yourself feel better, they’ve already stuffed falsehoods into your head.
I’m not against fashion I’m just against exploitation especially when and entire industry is build on the backs of an impoverished nation. Manipulation, Segregation, Discrimination those would be more accurate brand names but then honesty has never been something the industry has been known for, I doubt you would see those words on billboards and passenger planes.
Yes, so many big words for a little kid. Wait wear this designer gown I made, relax while I proceed. You are correct I am a child, what do I know about life? Well I’ve had a full time job for half my lifetime, while your kids play housey, housey and pretend to be Daddy and wife.
An industry built on my hopes and better life wishes, if only I could create a new fairytale with these millions of perfectly placed stitches. Rubber, Plastic, suede, genuine leather, I may never own a pair of the latest trend but I sure know how to stitch it together.
Fashion house Family business well let’s call this a family affair.
Sweatshop nightmare that our business, five generations later and now I’m the one making your fashion dreams there.