I generally don't do two postings per day, but in this case I'll make an exception. I got this extremely precious email which details what amounts to essentially sweatshop labour in response to an email I sent to an anonymous Craigslist advertisement looking for sewing interns. Kudos to Vanessa Marino at Blackbird for attempting to revive the spirit of slavery. The full text of the email appears below:
Thanks for answering our ad. My company is called Blackbird http://www.iheartblackbird.
com/ We are a jewellery company, however we make a line of exclusive yoga mat bags for a popular Yoga studio in Toronto. Here is an example of the bags http://www.889yoga.com/img/ boutique/beginneryogakit.jpg The order is for 16-20 bags. The job would probably start in the next 1-2 weeks and duration would depend on your availability.
Sewing usually takes 1hr /bag Please note that this is an unpaid internship position. We can offer you reference letters and product in return for your help. If you are interested please send me a resume or even just an email about yourself and what you would like to get out of this internship. Please include the following in your response. Do you have sewing experience? If so what kind? Do you have experience sewing bags? Are you in fashion/design school? Do you have a sewing machine? Do you have a space to work from? Hope to hear from you soon!
-- Vanessa Marino Co-owner & Designer BLACKBIRD www.iheartblackbird.com www.facebook.com/
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