Straight out of high school I started working at this factory as a knit machine operator. I am now 34 years old and have been doing this same job for 16 years.

My husband is a security guard here, and we met at the factory. We live with our 9 year old son at a nearby village. My family has lived here for generations and watched this poor farming community transform into a factory city.

Guangzhou maker Feng

I don’t really have very many dreams of my own anymore. After listening to these machines for 12 hours straight, I am usually too tired to do much.

At night and on my one day off, I help my son study. I want a better future for him. To be a good citizen and contribute to the country.

Maker Feng China Pink

The yarn that I make into fabric has spandex in it. I imagine it will fit you perfectly, showing off your body, and I bet you look beautiful! This thought makes me happy.

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Ayesha Barenblat
Ayesha is a social entrepreneur with a passion for building sustainable supply chains that respect people and our planet. Ayesha is passionate about where things come from, who made them and what their lives are like. She has spent the last decade working with brands, governments, and nonprofits to improve the lives of makers in global supply chains.