“I grew up on the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland and my grandparents were farmers, I have always been interested in producing work about the land and about people who work it and our relationship to it.

This story was really important to me because maybe more with clothes production than food, where the items begin their lives did not seem to be that important to people when they would decide where to buy their clothes. The supply chain in clothing production is long, complex and can be quite dark. Cheap clothes are available on our high streets to fill the quick fix demand and instead of buying quality items we fill our wardrobes with flimsy, poor quality products, and these products come at a price. The demand for cheap cotton has really impacted how these farmers produce cotton now.”

The Dying Fields by Lynda Laird (3/4)

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