Monday, March 26, 2012
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.