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Who made your clothes? (cartoon #17)

By November 20, 2018April 22nd, 2020Cartoons

Who made your clothes? (cartoon #17)

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Alex Magnin

Alex Magnin is a sustainability consultant and illustrator, the founder of AM Creative Inc. and the creator of Sustainability Illustrated. He creates animation videos and cartoons to illustrate sustainable change using years of experience drawing and working as a sustainability consultant with businesses and communities.


  • Arnie Rogers says:

    I am the editor for Sustainable Tallahassee’s newsletter where we promote environmental education and events. Each month I include a sustainability cartoon. Would you mind if I use one or more from your collection? Thanks, Arnie Rogers.

    • Alexandre M. says:

      Hi Arnie,
      Yes, you are most welcome to do that! That is what they are for 🙂

      • Pit says:

        Dear Mr Magnin,

        I am a teacher at a German school and I would like to use your cartoon (Who made your clothes?) in my class in order to raise awareness for and the talk about the fast fashion trend and its consequences. Is that fine with you?

        Pit J.

      • Dimitra says:

        Hi Alex,
        I am a teacher trainee in Germany and I’d like to use your cartoon #17 as a lead-in for a discussion on fast fashion that we’re having in class. Would that be alright with you?

        Best regards,

        • Alex Magnin says:

          Hi Dimitra,
          All my videos and cartoons are free for all to use so you are welcome to use them as long as you give me credit.
          All the best,

  • Fumiyo Kagawa says:

    Dear Mr Magnin:

    We are currently working on a teaching and learning activity handbook for teachers that aims at helping Japanese junior and senior high schools students learn about issues relating to the UN SDGs. One of the activities aims to help Japanese students better understand the issues related to sustainability and international development. When looking for cartoons for one of the leaning activities, we have come across your great work and we would very much like to include your cartoons. I can explain more. Could we communicate via email? Thank you very much!

    Best regards,

    • Alex Magnin says:

      Hi Fumi,
      Please feel free to write to me via the contact page to initiate an email conversation.

  • Peter says:

    Hey Alex,
    My Name is Peter and I like your cartoon very much and it is very well drawn. However, I don’t quite understand the meaning and your intention behind this cartoon. Do you have an analysis of it or could you perhaps explain your intention in more detail?
    Kind regards Peter

  • Alex Magnin says:

    Hi Peter, thank you for your message. It is just a way of illustrating that the low price of clothes on our side of the world can have a human cost on the other side. It is not always bad, lots of people in developing countries make a good living and get out of poverty thanks to these jobs, but some people (even children sometimes) can work under terrible conditions. Does that make more sense?

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