Monday, March 26, 2012


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wearing: vintage sweater and thrifted silk top, Gap jeans (old), thrifted shoes, cheapo sunglasses, handmade necklaces, thrifted bag

Thanks for the thoughtful comments on my last post. It seems that lots of people share a mix of extreme alarm and a "but what can I do about it?" attitude when it comes to exploitation in the textile and apparel industry. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my ambivalence. I'm not kidding though, I don't plan on shopping at any chain stores with a penchant for slave labor. This list includes but is not limited to: eff 21, H&M, Zara, Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. To the thrift stores I go! And once in awhile, if I'm lucky, a Barney's Warehouse sale. Although as some of you correctly pointed out, expensive does not necessarily mean the clothing was made under any less exploitative circumstances. So let's just say my aim is to be a more informed consumer.

Speaking of vintage, here I am in pictures from this past weekend just lolling about in a drop-dead amazing vintage sweater that I found in Sacramento last summer. It's so fantastically blue blood I feel a little bit richer just for having worn it.


  1. loving those shades - such a lovely shape

    Daria, the Fashionsurfer

  2. I love that vintage sweater!! :D
    (And yea, your last post was awesome, I actually linked to it in today's post for my readers...because it goes together with my post for today, haha)

  3. I don't know what a good solution would be because it's an extremely difficult issue, but what I'm planning on doing is consuming less.

  4. I really like your look here! The sweater is so cute! I wish we had even one vintage store in the city I live. But no, just charity shops (and let's face it, at least here you really got to work to find something decent there...)