Fast Fashion Billboards

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3 of the 4 biggest tragedies in fashion history took place in Bangladesh where in one instance 1,134 people DIED after clothing factory building collapsed all in the name of “fast fashion.”
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In order to highlight this issue street artist Igor Dobrowolski took to the streets by creating billboards that showed the greed and horrors of the fashion industry. In his own words:
“The number of fatal victims rises alongside the profits of companies like H&M which is the largest company that manufactures in Bangladesh. Retailers are pressuring the factory to lower product prices and factory owners can do nothing but agree to work faster and cheaper. If not, the retailer will just go to the next factory. The only way out is to cut costs, by reducing wages for employees, lowering the working conditions and safety with no respect for the environment. EVERY PURCHASE IS YOUR VOTE.”
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Hauntingly beautiful.
Do yourself a favor by following and checking out more of Igor’s work here and here.

Beauty Warriors

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Face Slimmer

Beauty Warriors by artist Evija Laivina is a collection of photographs featuring strange looking beauty gadgets. In her own words:

“I found them on Ebay, most of the gadgets are made in China. These products promise instant cure without surgical intervention. They are much cheaper than plastic surgeries and botulin injections and if you believe, they might work! To be successful, you must be perfect and look perfect—these are our society’s rules, which we all follow without even realizing how ridiculous the standards are. We often forget about the importance of inner beauty. Models for this project are my friends, family and volunteers found with the help of social media.”

A beautiful project with a beautiful message spoken by a true beauty warrior herself.

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Powerful VMA Performance For Suicide Awareness

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Logic performs a powerful rendition of his single “1-800-273-8255” which he wrote during a troubling time in his life when he contemplated suicide.

The song, named after the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, inspired a record number of call-ins for the organization in which it received the second-highest call volume in the history of its service.