Cost of Convenience is a project that was created to highlight the injustices that occur within factories that manufacture goods for American brands abroad. I screen printed shirts with one of three numbers on them. The shirt also came with a tag explains the numeral with a statistic about manufacturing abroad it belongs to. These shirts were distributed for free on Newbury St. (a main thoroughfare for shopping in Boston). The goal was to make people question where they get their clothes and what the price of cheap goods really is.
The accompanying research document to this campaign is titled “Made in America.” I was inspired to create this campaign after looking into American Apparel, this book is compilation of articles and information about the company and it’s practices, highlighting information I found particularly interesting or useful.