Sewing Dollar Bills in Front of H&M Store to Protest Garment Workers Treatment in Phnom Penh
We came across this article on the site www.ecouterre.com. A brilliant and powerful way to send a message to large clothing companies and to the rest of us!
The blog post from Ecouterre reads:
"On a frigid January morning, Khmer-American artist Kat Eng sat in the shadow of H&M's 42,000-square-foot flagship at 4 Times Square, where she toiled over a hand-operated sewing machine as commuters and tourists passed her by. For eight hours, Eng ran green and black thread over two and two-thirds dollar bills, affixed with an H&M clothing tag, in an act of solidarity with the500,000 Cambodian garment workers who are calling for a living wage. At least four people were killed and 20 others injured in the capital of Phnom Pen earlier this month after police fired on striking workers who demanded a doubling of the $80 minimum wage. Local human-rights groupLICADHO described the affair as "the worst state violence against civilians to hit Cambodia in 15 years."