Memory in Cloth

Safety and Solidarity for New York City Garment Workers

March 2019. Courtesy of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.

Creating a permanent memorial—dozens of workers, artists, and activists gather at FIT in 2019 to sew the Collective Ribbon which is etched onto the permanent Triangle Fire Memorial. Memorabilia from garment worker families and unions are hand sewn into 300 yards of cloth. The Memorial was designed by Uri Wegman and Richard Joon Yoo. Rising nine stories high along the building, the Triangle Fire Memorial tells the story of the fire in the languages spoken by the victims: English, Yiddish and Italian. It will be one of the only memorials in America dedicated to workers.