Paisley Ironed Man 2017

Can it really be 3 years since 3 intrepid Blues Buddies stripped down to their fair trade underwear in the centre of Paisley accompanied by the Renfrewshire Community Gospel Choir singing Aretha Franklin’s respect?

The purpose of the event was to highlight the conditions of garment makers working in sweatshop conditions in developing countries and to raise funds for Rainbow Turtle. By removing our outer layers (in distinctly chilly conditions!) we revealed our fairly traded underwear and showed that there were alternatives to cheap clothing made by people who were exploited.

For those who missed the event, or those who’d like to see it again, click on the link below. For those who don’t want to see it, please look away now!

Thanks to the Renfrewshire Community Gospel Choir for their wonderful singing, Erskine Music & Media Studio for providing the sound system and marquees, Derek Doyle on guitar, Shaun Moore aka the Reverend Cleophas James for compering the event, and of course my colleagues in black, Graeme Miller and Craig Smith. Finally thanks go to everyone who attended and supported the event, we managed to raise £1,200!