ABOUT A WORKER is a fashion brand helping factory workers from around the world to become designers in the attempt of understanding their vision of the fashion industry and glorify them as the craftsmen of the 21st century .
For it's first collection, ABOUT A WORKER collaborated with Mode Estime, an insertion factory located in Saint-Denis (Parisian suburb), producing clothes for young designers and promotional items for bigger businesses.
ABOUT A WORKER specifically teamed up with Mode Estime best talents: Fadila Boubekeur, Aissatou Gakou, Kira Ghoul, and Misbahou Yisouf; all coming from atypical cultural and professional backgrounds, they rarely had the chance to reveal publicly.
To develop the first collection, each worker was asked to create his/her own outfit by deconstructing, reconstructing and embellishing a “Bleu de travail” the traditional symbol of the french factory worker.
Over a 6 months process, these workers followed a self-expression initiation inspired by the classical way of creating a clothing collection : from a moodboard to an end product. However, workers were required to get inspired by their own working reality and not by a fascination, as a designer would usually do.