Sukwinda is studying level 1 Fashion B-tec. She aims to work towards running a catwalk show and showcasing her next collection during a fashion show. She is a very positive, quick learner who always wants to bring everyone together. Her signature style is mixing Western and Indian cultures to make something different.
Sukwinda researched Adidas as a brand that uses children as labour. She is overwhelmed and saddened to have discovered this information through the development of her work and hopes this awareness will help inform people. to help bring about change.
Sukwinda researched her designs, took ideas to develop her banner, and mixed the use of colours to create her message and design.
Ghonche is studying level 1 Fashion B-tec. Hopes to continue her learning journey and one day become a fashion designer. Her personal values include being honest, kind and hard working. She loves fashion especially makeup with different hairstyles and flowers are important to her as her name means a flower.
Ghonche researched Addidas as brand who uses child labour. She was truly shocked to learn that such a successful brand is using little children as labourers. She researched mainly using Google.
Qingqing has finished her level 2 art and design course. She will start Foundation diploma in fashion and textile this September.
Before being involved in fashion industry, she has already got 2 bachelor’s degrees. One is oenology and viticulture in China, the other is Sommelier in France. Then she has multiple working experiences in wine & Fashion: Wine Markering assistant, wine journalist, model, actor, and live streamer as well.
Ameema researched the brand Forever 21 for its involvement with child labour. She had no idea that this brand would be involved in using child labour. She used Google as her main source of research.
Ange Glory is currently in level 1 Fashion B-tec. Her design principles are innovative, luxurious, and sustainable. She is also interested in visual and performing arts, using various artists’ works for her inspiration. She researched children working in the cotton harvest in countries reputed as the best cotton producers in the world. She looked at different artworks from artists who mostly talk about child labour in their works.
Her final outcome combines her research about brands that use child labour and inspiration from different artworks related to child labour. She wanted to convey an effective message about the realities in the fashion industry; thus, she created a dress, a design we usually see in one of brands that use child labour.
The front part of the dress is the nicest part with features we usually like, plus the shiny beads, yet the back part of the dress is where she talked about child labour as a type of slavery. Her message is clear: Some brands present a nice part of Fashion on the front and hide many realities behind the scenes.
The design contains a drawing of two chained hands. One bigger and one smaller (Which means children are being used regardless of age). Using two colours means different races, which leads us to understand that child labour happens in different places worldwide.