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

Bangladesh and What Brings the Guilt Clouds

Last Friday I heard a brief exchange on The Diane Rehm Show’s Friday news roundup about the recent factory collapse/fire in Bangladesh in which at least 381 people have been confirmed killed. Susan Page of US Today stood in for Diane Rehm and interviewed, among others, James Kitfield of National Journal. Page asked Kitfield, “Do … Continue reading

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