Archive for November, 2010

Frau Fiber proclaims Last Friday of November National Day of Thanking Garment Workers

2010/11/08

The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the bounties of learning to sew, mend and alter our garments. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, let us be thankful for the Sewing Rebellion and our ability to use our leisure time once a month to share with others the skills of sewing and mending.

In the midst of a war and recession, which has sometimes seemed to invite and to provoke aggression, we need to allow peace to preserve all sweatshop workers.  Mass production from the field of industry will not arrested the amateurs needle, scissors or machine; that garment production has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and yielded more good than heretofore but at what cost? Population has steadily increased consumption of cheep goods, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the country, is this what permits large-scale freedoms? The gracious gifts of the garment workers, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins hath nevertheless remembered mercy and continue to work at low wages so we can consume cheep goods, should the whole American People supporting them and spending more rather not solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledge them with better wages, as well as with one heart and one voice their garments.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Friday of November as a day of Thanksgiving to garment workers.  I recommend you to gather in your homes, coffee shops, malls, and parks, and sit and mend, mend for yourself and mend for your neighbors in need, allow your hands to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the working purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Sewing Rebellion affixed.

Done at the City of Los Angeles, this eighth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand and ten.

Frau Fiber Instigator of the Sewing Rebellion.

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