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I had planned visits to workshops and factories in India. I wanted to understand the processes by which things are made because these processes affect what is made and in turn imported into the UK. I was able to visit various workshops and factories in India: some were very tiny and basic, some much larger concerns involved in mass production. Conditions for workers vary enormously; everywhere,...
A photograph of a sari for Green Street, London E 17, by Helen Scalway . The drawings for the motif can be seen in the previous post. Throughout 2007 I was involved as an artist in a project called The British Sari Story, run by the arts consultancy Bridging Arts, and in which the V&A was also a partner. The British Sari Story project consisted of a UK-wide competition and various workshops...