New Children in Crossfire exhibition shines a light on the damage done by fast fashion


A new art installation has been unveiled at Derry’s Pilot’s Row – highlighting the damage done by fast fashion.

With so much emphasis on environmental issues, Children in Crossfire unveiled this new piece as part of the Arts and Human Rights Festival.

With fast fashion not only contributing to the throwaway society we live in, but also often benefiting workers in poorer countries, Children in Crossfire launched this new facility to raise awareness and help people make better and better fashion choices. slower.

Artist Bayan Smith designed and built the installation with the help of volunteers from Children in Crossfire.

Bayan told MyDerry about this amazing installation.

He said: “For this year’s Arts and Human Rights festival, Children in Crossfire is delighted to bring an immersive art installation to Derry.

Children in the Crossfire art installation on Fast Fashion, Pilots Row

“Fast fashion is one of the most destructive industries in the world. Its impact on the environment and on the people who work in the industry is devastating.

“Besides being an immersive experience, the facility displays quick fashion information to give people insight into the scale of this industry, the extent of its impact on the earth’s resources and conditions. grueling experience for many who work in the industry. “

This local art installation has brought a major global problem to the doorstep of the people of Derry, many of whom are said to be unaware of the widespread damage caused by fast fashion.

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Bayan pointed out how fast fashion is impacting people across the world.

He said: “Did you know, for example, that one in six people in the world is employed in the fashion industry?

“Or that he is the second largest user of water and is responsible for a third of all microplastics in the oceans?”

“Come to Pilots Row to find out more and see the art installation for yourself.”

Children in the Crossfire art installation on Fast Fashion, Pilots Row

In 2015, 193 countries agreed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations. Fast Fashion has its role in many of them.

Bayan said: “While each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is a separate goal, they all fit into a charter for a fairer, cleaner and happier world for all.

“The fast fashion industry is directly linked to 9, industry, innovation and infrastructure, 10, reducing inequalities, 12, responsible consumption and protection and 13, climate action .

Children in the Crossfire art installation on Fast Fashion, Pilots Row

“Our project fits into the 4th goal which is quality education. We have created this resource as a way to educate and raise awareness about fast fashion here in Ireland.

The new facility is located in Pilot’s Row and is open to the public free of charge until Thursday, December 16.

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