Fair Fashion Lab presents six striking approaches that demonstrate the power of design, art and technology in the search for unusual and surprising solutions to problems in the clothing industry. What are the stories behind mass-produced clothes? How are they produced? Who is involved? And is the production fair? What do we actually know about the world behind what we wear?
The white t-shirt, a very generic mass produced fashion item, is chosen as the central element in the exhibition's design. It symbolizes the current humanitarian problems that are affecting the fashion industry. Everyone has a white t-shirt and therefore feels connected to the story.
The white t-shirt is abstracted, repeated, enlarged and turned into a temporary interface, which forms a fragile curtain made up of 660 secondhand t-shirts donated by KICI and people from all over the Netherlands. The curtain hides and reveals the stories of five artists, who raise questions about the status quo of the fashion industry and present ideas for a fairer future in the fashion industry.
At the end of the exhibition the 650 t-shirts were donated to KICI and therefore re-introduced into the recycling process.