Monday, January 14, 2013

two things

I was going to save these to share with my next outfit post but between the scant daylight hours, the fact that my camera remote needs some new (very expensive!!) batteries, and my heinous dress sense as of late, I'm not sure when that will be! But I wanted to share these, all the same.

First is this episode of NPR's On Point with Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. I've read a few articles about this book and now personally find spending money in fast fashion stores much, much harder when I consider the impact of the industry. I just bought the book through iTunes and will likely report back here when I'm done.

Second is this slideshow from when Refinery 29 visited the Cambridge Satchel Company headquarters. I have always liked their bags but this article is what convinced me to buy one. This is exactly the kind of retailer I want to support - one that treats its employees well and produces a quality product.

5 comments:

  1. Have you seen that google ad for the cambridge satchel company? I didn't actually know it was true!! And yes, the company's ethics are a definite factor in my purchasing choices, where possible really - I do buy basic items from H&M because I can't afford a fair trade organic cotton t-shirt all the time!

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  3. I've been wanting a cambridge satchel for ages, and knowing they're an ethical company makes it so much better!

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  4. I just started that book too, after donating 6 garbage bags of clothes that I never wore and realizing how ridiculous and unethical it was.

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  5. Congrats and huzzah! I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Follow the white rabbit: http://www.melodicthriftychic.com/2/post/2013/04/well-whaddya-know.html

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