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To act as greeter and to assist artists' Rebecca and Monika and their sewing team to encourage people to get involved in this pop-up installation.
Please report to Event Manager, Sam Webber on the day or if you have any specific questions regarding the installation on 512 762 5149.
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.
Volunteers are encouraged, although it's certainly not mandatory, to attend the Sewn On The Street Designer, Maker, Sewer Happy Hour on TUESDAY April 15, 5-7:30PM at Rebecca Layton's Studio 2023 E Cesar Chavez, 78702 (also the building of the Fusebox Offices).
This is a happy hour / information session for people in the community that would like to be involved in the pop-up shops. We will also use this time to prep for the pop-up shops by cutting fabric etc. A gathering of all people involved in the Sewn On The Street installation.
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