It’s hump day - and you’re probably just as hard as work as these ladies at our factory back in 1951. This picture is from our 4th floor, where we are creating a beautiful and spacious coworking and lounge area for creative souls of today. Don’t worry though; we won’t make it nearly as crowded with workstations as it was half a century ago 😉
Photo: digitalmuseum.no/Arbeiderbevegelsens arkiv og bibliotek
RED Steel Shackle safety padlock keyed differently
Nylon body safety padlocks supplied with steel shackle. Comes complete with 2 keys with the numbers engraved on to the body of the padlock and key. Keyed to Differ. Colour Red #safetyfirst#luckout#factoryworkers
Actual manual labor going on here at the building. Super productive day from top to bottom. You still have over an hour left to swing through and grab a Nitro Cold Brew, or anything really. #kalamazoo#workhard#factoryworkers
Happy International Women's Day! Did you know that women make up around 70% of the total workforce globally in the apparel sector? At Lucky & Me, we proudly stand with all women who are fighting for safe working conditions, fair pay and equality and only partner with factories that do so. .
How are you honoring women today?
Berlin just outside of East London, 2018
I love going into factories because of the textures and interesting looking objects, but most of all it reminds me of my dad. He worked as an electrician in a factory in Epping for over 30 years of his life. He taught me about work ethic through example. Seeing him working his ass off showed me that I have to be the master of my own destiny. Most of my family members do this kind of work, work they do to survive. Never without a laugh though. I’m the first one in my family to break through that limiting mindset. All my love and respect to my family for working to make me who I am today.
Sewers of a textile factory in Bangladesh. Have you ever asked to yourself when you head to the mall, Who is making my clothes?🇧🇩
Photo credits: EcoWatch. “Earlier this month, H&M released its 110-page Conscious Action Sustainability Report, its 13th annual review of its green practices and efforts towards fair wages within its factories.” This is how much money Bangladesh workers earn for making clothes that cost much more than what they earn for doing it. They should earn more since they work 14-16 daily. They make clothes for big brands like H&M , Zara, etc. #globalization#victims#peopledying#factoryworkers#hardwork
Photo Credit: Leslie T. Chang, New Yorker.
Two female workers in a Chinese technology factory. The sad face expressions can’t tell how frustrated and violated these people feel, they work hard for little or even no pay. This example of globalization is leading to an unequal relationship between the owners of the company/factory and the workers.
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“Factory Workers” [ 1942 ] x Romare Bearden
I post a lot of Bearden’s work — primarily his collage pieces. That said, I only recently became aware that he only started the collage work in the 1960s — well into his career (when he was in his 50s)
On his pre-collage work:
“During this time, Bearden’s work for the most part alternated between social realist imagery—straightforward, unstinting depictions of everyday people, especially the working class, including his Factory Workers, from 1942, which was chosen to illustrate an article in @fortunemag entitled ‘The Negro’s War’ — and experimental, quasi-abstract pictures...” [ Dr. Rachael DeLue, “Conjure and Collapse in the Art of Romare Bearden” ]
While I’m partial to his collage work, his treatment of the everyday is what moves me most about his art. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀