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Outrageously Cheap

The comedian John Oliver delivered a well-researched and expertly-executed tirade about the dangerous—and morally questionable—implications of outrageously cheap clothing on his HBO show Last Week Tonight: “One of the biggest problems with holding many brands accountable, is that deniability seems to have been stitched into the supply chain,” says Oliver, referring to the chronic issue […]

Lure Of Luxe

What with all the buzz around fast fashion and the evils of consumerism, becoming sustainable-chic seems to be, according to numerous recent eco-friendly fashion guides, on the top of shoppers’ New Year’s resolutions list. Aiming to raise consumer awareness about environmental concerns linked to the fashion and textile industries, various publications promote the use of […]

Cheap Clothes – High Cost

Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities there are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.  VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials and labor organizers […]

Tootin’ Vintage Tags

Making an effort to purchase vintage and thrift clothing is so good for the earth, community and local economies.  The vintage tag is truly recycled, truly eco-friendly and truly child-labor-free.  Besides vintage being a do-gooder, it’s so fun to re-issue styles back into the fashion world. So come on and stop corporate greed, global competition and nasty old sweatshops. […]

Think About…

Rebena is so swooned with American Apparel.  This photo was taken in AA’s lower broadway location in NYC.  I’m sure they are proud to be sweatshop free.  We are proud to be their customers!   Folks, it really does make a difference to support companies that have a sustainable business models that do not rely on […]