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British Jeans Industry Revival?

Paradoxically, Cardigan is a town in Wales historically known for making jeans but those days are long gone, or have they? Here we go:

“In Hollywood, it’s hard to find a waiter who is not going to be an actor,” says David Hieatt, a clothing entrepreneur who plans to set up shop in the centuries-old town. “In Cardigan, it’s equally as hard to find someone who hasn’t made jeans.” Hieatt wants Cardigan’s craftspeople to make jeans again and hopes to get his venture off the ground soon.

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Deconstruct a pair of jeans

Denim Fibres

For her UBS 12 x 12 presentation, Moore presents Garment Work, a durational collective performance project in which the artist and visitors deconstruct a pair of jeans. Over the course of the month, in twice-weekly performance/workshop/discussions, Moore creates connections between Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry, where the jeans were made, and Michigan Avenue, where the jeans were purchased. Together, Moore and visitors then take the jeans apart by hand. Research regarding the origins of the pants as well as the experiences of the makers and sellers is also presented. Garment Work is a meditation on the international garment trade and women’s issues in developing nations.

Photos: Elizabeth White

Deconstruct a pair of jeans