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Toys of the Garment District

This experimental children's book gives insight on the life of a child who's mother worked in the garment district of Manhattan in the 1960's. Few mothers had access to after school care, which left them with the obligation to bring their children to work with them. 

Many of these families could not afford to buy their children toys, so they had to improvise! Leftover wire hangers made great toys, which led me to the formal execution of this book. Here, each page is a wire circle with a "clothing" label on it. These labels instructs the child to shape the wire page into the term on the label, and in a way bring these garments to life.

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