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What if we could discover and appreciate the work of the men and women behind the scenes who make our clothes? What if these workers could tell us about their lives and their vision of the fashion industry?

About a Worker paves the way for a new fashion system by giving garment workers the chance to reveal their own vision of the fashion industry through design. About A Worker presents collections designed by factory workers; meaningful fashion expressing their own stories.

The brand therefore casts some light on the invisible creators and unheard stories of the fashion world, while promoting responsible craftmaking of local laboratories and factories.

About a Worker ’s fashion collections do not follow seasons but the countries where the production takes place. It has the ambition to travel where fashion has deep social, economic and environmental impacts. By collaborating with workers from different parts of the globe, About a Worker is also eager to take-part in a knowledge-sharing, learning from the experience of people they meet. 

 
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TEAM

Kim Hou and Paul Boulenger met in 2011 during an academic exchange in London. Although they studied in different programs (Kim in design and Paul in Business), they became really good friends by sharing the same passion for Fashion.

It comes at no surprise that they started working in that field: Kim in a Fashion studio in New York, Paul in a clothing factory in Morocco.

In 2013, they met to spend the weekend in Brussels and decided to go thrift shopping. Paul then found a French Blue worker jacket, nicely tailored and dating back from 1910. Kim convinced him to buy it, persuaded it will become the essential to have in the years to come.

Little did they know that 3 years later, they would create the first About a Worker collection, based on the French blue collar uniform.

 
 

CREATIVE PROCESS

About A Worker gives factory workers the chance to design and produce their own collection from A to Z through a self-expression initiation and over a creative collaboration. 

This initiation to design is based on the classical process of creating a collection, from the moodboard to the end product. However, the workers are asked to draw inspiration from their reality as a textile worker and from their opinion regarding the fashion industry.

 
 
 

We believe in total transparency. That is why About a Worker documents the whole creative and production process.

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MOODBOARD FROM THE SAINT-DENIS WORKERS

 

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MANIFESTO

ABOUT A WORKER'S GOAL IS TO INSPIRE FASHION ENTHUSIASTS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO CREATE AND BELIEVE IN NEW SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

 

TRANPARENCY

ENGAGEMENTS

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FOURNISSEURS

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USINES

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