Labour Behind the Label

Invisible Threads | Art Auction

28th April 2018

Invisible Threads: Unravelling the Garment Industry

On April 24th 2018 it will be 5 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was one of the worst ever industrial accidents and the world’s worst garment factory disaster. It shined a light on the industry and the impact of fast fashion on those who make our clothes. However, since the disaster the industry has hardly changed with workers still being refused their rights and living and working in poor conditions for poverty wages.

On 28th April 2018, also the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work and International Workers’ Memorial Day, Labour Behind the Label will be holding a charity art auction, raising funds for our vital work and the campaign that works to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry.

Right now we are calling for artist contributions. More details about the event to follow.

Venue: Bristol (exact tbc) 

Call for artists

Invisible Threads: Unravelling the Garment Industry

We ask artists to think about the garment industry from the perspective of transparency. We encourage artists to think broadly in terms of worker/consumer solidarity and that these groups have the power to change the industry and about fast fashion and its effects on people/the environment. We want to be excited and challenged by messages about transparency; messages that question and reveal hidden truths about where our clothes come from. 

Are you an artist wanting to contribute? Download our tender document, entry form and conditions for entry.

Deadline: 31st January 2018

For any questions please contact Caroline on 0117 954 8011 or at