Oilda Ortega was a great woman of marked style, substance and determination. Born in 1927 on the beautiful Pearl of the Caribbean, she designed and sewed all her children’s clothing.
Having arrived in America stripped of possessions and dressed in honor, Oilda's adolescents never knew how closets were lined with such useful wardrobe.
It was only in High School that I learned to shop at a store – you see, my mother was a Seamstress. Yes, I remember. . . going to her job, seeing Mami, hard at work – elbow to elbow – piecing strips of cloths, while sweating for pennies.
Fast forward 2013: Over 300 garment workers killed in the devastating fire; the Bangladesh Mirror reflects the many U.S. immigrants still, working in deplorable conditions. Let’s not let history repeat itself. 1Relief.net provides risk assessments and advice on compliance. Write your post here.