Poor payment, a high degree of manual and emotional labor and a lack of respect from customers and employers designate many work environments in the retail sector. For most employees this results in work-related stress and its health consequences.
The “Stress Suit” was created with the goal to inspire more care for workers and their well being. Whenever physical or emotional stress reaches a tipping point, the employee is engulfed in a balloon of air, to stop the body from physical and emotional work and at the same time bringing the mind to rest. The “Stress Suit” shows the importance of addressing work-related stress through governmental and company frameworks instead of putting the entire responsibility solely on the worker.