Cotton Crimes


INVOLVEMENT 

Art Direction   |   Photography   |   Screen Printing   |   Typography


Every year the Government of Uzbekistan, one of the world’s largest exporters of cotton, forces hundreds of thousands of people out of their regular lives to the cotton fields to work for weeks in arduous and hazardous conditions. Some have even died in fields from extreme heat and accidents.

A big part of this cotton ends up in global supply chains and in our high street shops.

I designed this poster to bring awareness to the element of child slavery that takes place in addition to the cotton crimes website. On their website, more info could be found as well as a petition.

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The tag attached to the cotton string binding the hands is a representation of clothing tags. It conveys the link between the cotton slavery trade and our clothing. The tag was produced through the medium of screen printing on the card for a rustic look and to get the message across in a more impactful way.