Digital Works new project

pattern-booksInteresting new project on the go from Digital Works based on the fabric industry in Kent. Called the Fabric of our Town, they’ve created a fascinating film about a thriving and long-lasting industry that only ended at the beginning of this century but saw workers fight the poor law, support chartism, strike for fair pay, forced to steal turnips to survive and ended up in the workhouse.

There are some great interviews with workers from the last surviving factory and some wonderful archive footage of the processes they went through.

You can see the film here: http://www.digital-works.co.uk/news/fabric-of-our-town-project/

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