Vogue for rivers
In July 2019 activists of the collective „Rivers Sisters” ran down the Vistula river in a traditional scow from Cracow to Gdansk. During the rafting they arranged a fashion shows. Collection consisting of recycled swimwear was presented in Cracow, Warsaw, Toruń and on the Hel peninsula and participants of the demonstration were the models. Swimsuits were collected during the nationwide gathering and bought in second hand shops, and then in May and June during numerous open workshops they were sequined and embroidered with a slogans engaged in river protection.
The collection became a demonstration, but also it carried knowledge about rivers. A brochure about the social profits, assured by unregulated rivers was added to swimsuits which were shered out in large numbers while the protest was taking place. The brochure was wrought by Anna Grajewska and Jacek Engel from the Greenmind Foundation – which deals with legal protection of rivers.