Sunday, June 23, 2013

Why Fashion Matters

It doesn't... least not in the grand scope of things. However, I recently discovered something about fashion that does matter: Much of our clothing is still made by factory workers in sweatshops with awful, inhuman working conditions. Unfair wages, unreasonable hours, child labor, and abuse abound. All these factories mistreating their workers in order to satisfy the American hunger for MORE. I've done enough reading on it today to be convinced it is not something I can ignore. Take a few minutes and Google the subject. I really don't know what I can personally do to change the situation, other than spread the word and try to purchase sweatshop free, if at all. Because I don't feel I can trust any of the major clothing suppliers right now, that means buying resale. At least I won't be supporting a sweatshop in Bangladesh or child labor in China.

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