Tansy Hoskins is the author of Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion.
It hit the shelves in February 2014 and quickly became the no.1 fashion book on Amazon, and won the ICA Bookshop's Book of the Year 2014. Stitched Up was also short-listed for the 2015 Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing.
Tansy often writes about labour rights and the fashion industry for the Guardian, Al Jazeera, i-D, HUCK Magazine and the iPaper. Her work has taken her to Bangladesh, Kenya, Morocco, and recently to the Topshop warehouses in Solihull.
She has worked for the Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the Islam Channel and appeared as a political commentator on the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera and Channel 4's Ten O'Clock Live.
Media appearances include BBC Breakfast to discuss the Rana Plaza factory collapse, and BBC Woman’s Hour with Jeni Murray.
February 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which marks the first milestone in the journey of women’s suffrage, the right to vote in political elections.
To mark the year National Museums NI will be highlighting the women in our collections through exhibitions and events.
This lecture is related to the Fashion & Feminism exhibition