Sunday, 29 January 2023

Textile Details

'Threads for Corporate Justice', by Trócaire activists participating in online workshops facilitated by Conflict Textiles. (Photo: Justin Kernoghan)
'Threads for Corporate Justice', by Trócaire activists participating in online workshops facilitated by Conflict Textiles. (Photo: Justin Kernoghan)

 

Title of Textile:Threads for Corporate Justice
Maker: Trócaire activists participating in online workshops facilitated by Conflict Textiles
Country of Origin: Ireland
Year Produced: 2022
Size (cm): 180cm (w) x 140cm (h)
Materials: Various fabric scraps and threads on a backing fabric
Type of Textile: Banner
Description:

This collective banner is the culmination of a series of four online workshops facilitated by Conflict Textiles, May – June 2022. Initiated by Trócaire, it aims to raise awareness of their corporate accountability campaign which calls on Ireland and the UK to introduce a new law to hold Irish/UK companies to account for harming people and the planet.

In these online zoom sessions, Trócaire activists were guided by Roberta Bacic and Deborah Stockdale in considering the issues and in planning, cutting, stitching and completing their panels. Special consideration was given to the sustainability of the materials, with participants encouraged to use scrap materials from their homes to complement the pack of materials posted to them.

The final textile features 12 panels which reflect elements of the corporate accountability campaign that the activists felt strongly about, including indigenous communities being violently evicted from their land, the negative impacts of the fast fashion industry, and the power of global solidarity.

The completed banner will be launched on Tuesday, 11th October in Belfast as part of the One World Festival 2022, 10-14 October. From there, it will journey to different communities around Ireland to engage more people and encourage action for this new law to help ensure people and the planet are prioritised over profit.

The names of the participating activists who worked on the banner are: Niamh Darcy, Patricia Devlin, Teresa Hill, Thea Lawler, Siobhan Lehane, Anita MacNabb, Jeannie McCann, Jacqueline Michaux, Marie-Anne Michel, Eiméar Savage and Eileen Treacy.

Owner: Trócaire collection
Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Justin Kernoghan



Textile exhibited at: Threads for Corporate Justice workshop programme, 4/05/2022 - 31/08/2022
Threads for Corporate Justice, 11/10/2022 - 17/10/2022



Textile Detail Image(s)

  'Threads for Corporate Justice', by Trócaire activists participating in online workshops facilitated by Conflict Textiles. (Photo showing banner assembly process: Clem McCartney)