META KRESE / TEXTILE WORKERS
The textile workers are standing behind the machines. They radiate self-confidence, because they work and are independent. In spite of the machines seeming cold, demanding, inaccessible, perhaps even scary due to their monotonous operation and repetitive motions, it seems the women enjoy their jobs. “Time passes quickly. I have a norm and when I exceed it, I’m satisfied. I love coming to work. I love my job,” said one of them. Sometimes happiness requires so little: having a job and being simply content with the modesty of a peaceful life. But this is the past. Most textile factories today are empty, abandoned. The textile industry, once the pride of Slovenia, now lives only in distant memory.