The previous links post like this made me realize that I need to dedicate a space here for a roundup of links (that don’t fall into my normal post categories) that are sharing information about Made in USA, and as the title mentions, shopping responsibly and conciously.
H&M EXPANDS PROGRAM TO INCREASE PAY FOR ASIAN FACTORY WORKERS
High Street favorite ‘is introducing a “fair wage method” to 68 factories in China, Cambodia and Bangladesh this year, a plan that seeks to boost workers’ pay, provide some discretionary income, and allow representation through trade unions.’ I’m not sure if we should applaud them or facepalm that they’re BARELY figuring this out!
FABRIC OF INDIA: TIE AND DYE
Susie always has some amazing posts, but I really enjoyed these photos she shared of the actual intensive dyeing process by artisans in India.
THE CASE FOR EXPENSIVE CLOTHES
An interesting and slightly controversial topic that speaks the opposite of what most people like to do – and making a case for…spending more $$$ on clothes of which the quality will pay off over time, as opposed to something cheap that deteriorates quickly. I’m torn on the subject, because I know better quality typically costs more, as does buying made in USA. BUT not always, I shop inexpensively and of quality (AND made in USA) by thrifting and buying second hand. Although I know plenty of people don’t like thrifting or buying used…to each their own. I can also say, that buying more expensive doesn’t always guarantee you better quality – a few years ago I jumped on the Alexander Wang Tee bandwagon and they were the worst shirts ever. Got holey, shrank, and got boxy after a few washes. Not worth the money spent – thankfully I’ve found much better brands to replace those items.
NEED-TO-KNOW TIPS ON THE PROPER CARE AND STORAGE OF YOUR SWEATERS
Part of being concious of your wardrobe is taking care of what you have so you don’t have to replace it often. I always read the comments in AT posts, because people sometimes have better suggestions than the actual post!
THE FASHION CLEANSE FOR THE FASHION BORED
An honest and open post by Olga at 12:04 – this quote spoke to me “The problem is that having everything and anything I always wanted didn’t make me happier, but instead made me feel more and more like I’m was on an island of fucking stuff, wondering what the point of it all was.”
WALMART SUDDENLY REMOVED “MADE IN USA” LABELS FROM ITS WEBSITE
Walmart…that’s all we really need to say. But it looks like they were pandering to people devoted to shopping Made in USA (like it’s a bandwagon akin to gluten free) and falsely labeling things made in USA. They were caught red handed and it’s making buyers more aware of being concious about where their merchandise is truly coming from. Let’s begin this conversation!!