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Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

The big problem with typical feminist statement tees is that many are made by young women in sweatshops, which completely undercuts the message. Still, what to do instead? Advocates for the rights and wages of female garment factory workers in Asia find themselves caught in a moral double bind. On the one hand, we don't...
  • Weekend Reading: Now I've Made My Skin Sad

    Weekend Reading: Now I’ve Made My Skin Sad

    I’m going to the Women’s March on Washington on the 21st. Are you? Are you marching in your own city? Let me know in the comments! Me Elsewhere on the Internet I contributed a sustainable resolution to this excellent roundup full of incredible sustainable figures. #honored | mindbodygreen Fashion The dirty secret about your clothes. | Washington...
    Weekend Reading: Why I'm So Into Witches

    Weekend Reading: Why I’m So Into Witches

    My dear readers, I learned so much these past two weeks about denim, leather, and lyocell, whether coconut oil, almond milk, Naked Juice, and organic beauty products are as good for you as you think, and found a great site for booking conscious travel. Wanted to share, here you go! Elsewhere I wrote: I did...
    Guess What Hunger Games Fans: You're a Resident of the Capital

    Guess What Hunger Games Fans: You’re a Resident of the Capital

    One of the pleasures of watching dystopian movies or novels as an American is the thought, “That won’t happen here. This is America.” As we page through 1984 or Fahrenheit 451, we revel in the superiority of our three-branch democratic system with its checks and balances against power.  But that wasn’t the thought I had as I watched...
    8 Ways to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh

    8 Ways to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh

    What can you do, as just a consumer, to make a difference today? I've been talking to advocates and experts about this issue, and I've come up with some simple actions you can take to do the right thing when it comes to your fashion.
    Green Things on My Mind: The Next Roberta's Restaurant, vs the Coachella Diet

    Green Things on My Mind: The Next Roberta’s Restaurant, vs the Coachella Diet

    “Blah blah blah, regulating air pollution is bad for business and would cost us jobs …” But air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012. 7 million people. Dead. I actually briefly considered tracking down this artist and asking him how much for one of his pieces, because his photographs of consumer waste, like swirling...
    Handbag Label Dagne Dover Is Moving Production to Asia. They Can Explain, Really

    Handbag Label Dagne Dover Is Moving Production to Asia. They Can Explain, Really

    Do countries manufacture in Asia because of greed? There's another reason. A reason that you'll only hear from fashion insiders, as they impart it with a immensely jaded shrug of their shoulders ...
    Green Cocktail Party Chatter: Lauren Conrad Isn't SO Bad, I Guess

    Green Cocktail Party Chatter: Lauren Conrad Isn’t SO Bad, I Guess

    Everything worth talking about in the world of sustainability this week, rounded up for you in an almost no-brain format.  So, yeah, everything about Lauren Conrad is kind of annoying. Except, her beauty tips are kind of useful. And then she’s launched this market for handmade, artisan goods? Ok, I guess she’s OK. There’s a new,...