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This odd editorial in Bloomberg requires a discussion. Basically, it explores the problem of fast fashion and particularly its environmental impact. Fair enough, these are problems. But the framing is bizarre because it bemoans the decline of the international used clothing market, where rich white people used to just dump their unwanted clothes on the […]
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Slow Fashion?

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On December 11, 2015
In case you thought the Slow Food movement wasn’t white and elite and privileged enough, we now have the Slow Fashion movement. So why not slow clothing? That’s what then-33-year-old weaving teacher Rebecca Burgess thought in 2011 when she challenged herself to wear garments sourced within 150 miles of her California home. It wasn’t as […]
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Nail Salons

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On May 14, 2015
You probably read Sarah Maslin Nir’s excellent investigative report on the labor conditions inside New York nail salons, which are brutal and including wage theft, poisoning from breathing in cosmetics, and physical abuse. There are relatively simple answers to solving these problems, which are strong labor enforcement of state and federal law. The report convinced […]
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