Blanket Factory

Blanket Industries is a Mombasa-based factory that produces blankets for the domestic Kenyan market. This was the first time that I had visited a business that has been connected with the family for decades.It was larger than I thought. And a lot hotter. I was stared at as I walked around, fascinated and slightly overwhelmed by the dust, noise and scale.

The textures, gritty surfaces and old machinery put me in a different world to what I am used to. Most impressive was the accepting welcome of the workers, who willingly looked into the lens. Printed copies of the portraits have been sent to the workers as souvenirs.