Click this link or the picture below to read the book in full. 

Working From Home - read online

Working From Home tells the overlooked stories of Vietnamese outworkers in Australia and celebrates their contributions to the garment industry. The book melds journalism, illustration and oral history to explore personal stories of workers who made a living sewing from lounge rooms and backyards.
Written by Emma Do, illustrated by Kim Lam. 


Working From Home was first published in print in April 2021 alongside a limited-edition risograph poster. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy – we never expected our little chapbook to reach so many people. With your help, we were able to donate a portion of our profits: $791 to ​​​​​​The Social Studio and $791 to Rise Refugee.

We will no longer be printing English-language editions of Working From Home. You can now read the book for free via the links above. A Vietnamese translation is currently in the works.

Working From Home was supported by Creative Victoria's VicArts grant.