To say it’s crazy, is a slight understatement + yet, I can see how someone can say it makes sense. When Brazilian designer Raquel Guimaraes (below) lacked sufficient knitters to finish her knitwear collection for her Doiselles brand, she thought about utilizing prisoners from Arisvaldo de Campos Pires, Brazil’s maximum security prison. In return, the prisoners would get paid + have their sentences reduced.
A partnership that’s been going on for a couple of years now, has proven to be most successful, as the prisoners are taught how to produce high-end knitting. The designer usually chooses about 18 prisoners, imprisoned for crimes, including armed robbery to murder.
Talk about fashion with no conscience!
(via The Guardian)