I’ve already posted several photos of the hanbok dyeing room at Yemi Hanbok in China, but here are a few more from that shoot. The wonderful window light and beautiful color hypontized me. It was like a fluorescent cotton candy machine exploded over half the room. I felt like I was in a cartoon, though in a cartoon I wouldn’t have to worry about becoming pink myself (you know, pink is not my favorite color at all). And I imagine a cartoon wouldn’t have such poor ventilation and toxic fumes. I never felt so jealous of a person wearing a gas mask. I wasn’t there to do a story on working conditions – and honestly, this factory is probably 100 times safer and cleaner and brighter than most factories in the world – but boy did I want a fan in there for this woman who dyes fabric all day, six days a week.

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