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ILGWU is an organizational body and experimental factory, housing the archive and ongoing projects of Frau Fiber, former textile worker, activist and symbol of the lost generation of East German workers.  Located at 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA


Frau Fiber and her actions are the work of Carole Frances Lung activist artist and scholar. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber a former East German garment worker, Carole utilizes a hybrid of playful activism, cultural criticism and design research crafting of one of a kind garment production performances.  She investigates the human cost of mass production and consumption, addressing issues of value and time through the thoroughly hand-made construction and salvaging of garments.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. I just graduated from Fashion design school and would love to learn more about what you do, as i want to teach sewing and self sufficiency if making your own clothes.

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