Globally, the fashion industry employs tens of millions of mostly-female “homeworkers,” who embroider garments, stitch buttons, make jewelry, and perform many other skilled production tasks out of their…
I wrote this academic essay for MIT’s fantastic course Political Economy I. All ideas and interpretations are heavily indebted to Professors Berger and Piore, and our exciting class discussions.
By Anna Waldman-Brown
This piece is part of a series highlighting the work and stories of Makers across the U.S. in the run up to National Week of Making, June 17–23, 2016.
“I keep waiting to get arrested,” says the founder of an Egyptian makerspace, discussing her daily challenges.
“Me too,” says the founder of second makerspace in Egypt.