Final Project proposal by Joan Lawry

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 S&K Fashion, 12th Place, Los Angeles, 1995
Photographer: Paul Chang, U.S. Department of Labor
S&K Fashion (also known as S&P Fashion and D&R Fashion), a small manufacturing operation in the Los Angeles garment district run by the El Monte operators, fronted for the sweatshop. Working from two locations, the shop’s 50 to 80 Latino employees provided the theoretical source of garment production when representatives from retailers and manufacturers came to inspect facilities and the merchandise they ordered. However, even this shop was in violation of wage and hour codes. Workers, mostly women, finished the garments, put them on hangers, and added tags in preparation for delivery to stores and manufacturers.

pose that we re-enact the bust of a sweat shop.


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