The Rise (and Soon to Be Fall?) of Fast Fashion

In the last twenty years or so, the cost of clothing has plummeted. As a result, clothing stores struggle to get rid of their huge inventories, and yesterday’s blouse is today’s obsolete embarrassment. I find myself struggling to keep up. And doesn’t it seem to be getting worse and worse? The recent factory collapse in … Continue reading

Good Eats, Movie Review, & My Sad Hoodie Story

This week I’m trying something different: a non-injury-induced video blog. (If you get this by email or RSS, you may have to click through to the site to see it). Feedback appreciated! *One clarification: While Boat People SOS is founded by Nguyen Dinh Thang, who is working on the Aramark case in Jordan, I think … Continue reading

Wear Revolting Shoes

Lucy: Ricky, Fred, we are revolting! Ricky: Not any more than usual. “Pioneer Women”, I Love Lucy, Season 1 Ladies (and friends of ladies), if you like shoes but hate slavery, it is time to revolt! ShoeRevolt.com is preparing to launch its online boutique on August 1st. Brain-child of Ateba Crocker, a professor who as … Continue reading

Fitness Shoes and Factory Workers

“Thus saith the Lord: For three transgressions…I will not turn away the punishment thereof, because they sold the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes.” Amos 2:6 One of my favorite hobbies is long distance walking. When I think about buying a new pair of sports shoes, I think about the size … Continue reading

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