Category: Help

#whomademyclothes? Fazlul Ashraf?

A week ago PhD student Thomas Dekeyser tweeted a photograph of a note found in someone’s Zara jeans. We circulated it at work, and loads of people discussed what language it might be written in and what it could say. We’d found a note on a CD player and found help to translate it before.

There’s a genre of shop-dropping in which factory workers leave notes for consumers in the things they make. Sometimes they’re genuine. Sometimes they’re hoaxes. Sometimes they’re part of activist campaigns. See our post The 13 best examples of shop-dropping … ever for more

This one was particularly relevant for the Fashion Revolution movement, whose core question is ‘Who made my clothes?’ This note could simply be a direct answer. According to Reddit. Or is there more to it?

Thanks to Thomas and to Brad Garrett for the tipoff.
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Who made my stuff? Look for the letters!

2014 Primark 'labelgate': click for  page

2014 labels & letter in clothes

2013 the letter in the Halloween decorations. Click for page.

2013 letter in decorations

2012 the letter in the Saks bag. Click for page

2012 letter in Saks bag

2014 our shop-dropping post: click to read

2014 shop-dropping post