A collaboration with Le Phare des Affranchies/ Beacon of the Freed
Often when we think of human trafficking, we automatically believe it is something that only happens internationally and that it is only limited to sexual exploitation. Thankfully, Nathalie of the Beacon of the Freed explained to us the many facets of human trafficking and that it is present in Canada and Quebec. Human trafficking also includes exploitation in work and one of the major areas of trafficking in this regard is, clothing production.
We have developed a project based in the Japanese tradition on Mottanai - a Japanese term conveying a sense of regret concerning waste. We named the project Boro'd. Boro is a term within Mottanai meaning: mending of valuable garments, emphasizing the intrinsic value of an object through decorative patching and embroidery stitches, which is produced by the artist in a mindful and thoughtful manner.
This project has helped us find new life for clothing that had been forgotten because of minor damages like a small hole or a stain by embellishing them in an artistic manner with our left over fabrics. These items will be sold on the Jennifer Glasgow website and all the profits ( indicated in the description ) will be given the Beacon of the Freed / Le Phare des Affranchies working to end human trafficking in Quebec.
Please read more about Le Phare des Affranchies here.
"Caring for, altering and repairing clothing makes an outfit yours. No longer one of a million sameness, it puts your thread of history through the threads of the clothes, it nurtures memory, life, your life.”