Workers' Playtime is a brand - of sorts. At the moment we're focussing on making products that we think are aesthetically and ethically pretty cool.
We support the
continued struggle for improvements in key issues that
exist today such as fair pay, the welfare state, individual liberties,
freedom of expression, equal rights, the abolition of slavery (and one
most accepted modern forms - sweatshop labour), the abolition of
physical punishment and the consideration of animals as living, thinking
creatures with feelings just like us. Unfortunately none of that is
anything new - Jeremy
Bentham, one of the UK's most influential reformers supported ALL of
the same things and that was 250 years ago! Clearly progress has been
We may have to work, but we don't want to lose sight of the other things in life: music, games, books, films, art and fashion - all critical for individual expression and well-being, and can be instruments for change too. As such, Workers Playtime is a project to facilitate considered, positive living. We believe everyone has to take responsibility for their choices and actions, but there's no reason fun, aesthetics and ethics can't be combined for individual fulfillment and for social change - as Emma Goldman nearly said, 'if I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution'.