At Pelican Bomb Gallery X, drop off your Ivanka Trump brand clothing to be transformed by Rational Dress Society into utopian, revolutionary garments.
This May, June, and July, we’re a drop-off center for Rational Dress Society’s Make America Rational Again (M.A.R.A.) initiative to collect and recycle articles of clothing from Ivanka Trump’s fashion line in order to draw attention to the contradictions between the current presidential administration’s xenophobic policies and the outsourced, under-regulated labor used by a company branded with the Trump name. The project is an extension of Rational Dress Society’s JUMPSUIT, an un-gendered garment with a sizing chart adaptable to all body types. For this new project, any Ivanka Trump–branded clothing items will be recycled into post-industrial fiber and woven into fabric to produce special-edition JUMPSUITS, which will be sold to benefit labor advocacy organizations in the United States. Since last year, donations of Ivanka Trump clothing to thrift stores and charitable organizations have risen 223 percent, and Rational Dress Society is encouraging people to repurpose thrifted garments for M.A.R.A.