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« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2014, 11:24:52 pm »

^Our First Ladies are on their own with their wardrobe.  We don't pay for that nonsense.  She's not the first to do that but she does do a fabulous job with her clothing and has really always looked her best and appropriate.
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« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2014, 02:08:16 pm »

Cheap clothes with a clean CONSCIENCE
Hidden message from a factory worker found sewn into Primark dress
Hand-stitched label read 'Forced to work exhausting hours'
H&M is one of the best High Street chains for ethical clothing
Customers hesitant to buy ethical clothing because of perceived high cost
Fairtrade cotton sales fell from 18m items to 12m between 2009 and 2010



When you go clothes shopping, what do you look for? Most of us, if we’re honest, would say that an item’s price (closely followed by quality and fit) trumps ethical concerns about where, how and by whom it was made.
Indeed, across the High Street, sales of ethical clothing have fallen thanks to their perceived high cost — Fairtrade cotton sales fell from 18 million items to 12 million between 2009 and 2010.
But ethics were thrust into the spotlight again last week when a customer found a ‘hidden’ message sewn into a £10 Primark dress by what appeared to be a factory worker, reading: ‘Forced to work exhausting hours’.


Rebecca Gallagher, 25, discovered the hand-stitched protest sewn in next to the washing instructions of a floral sundress she bought in South Wales.
Primark claims ignorance of how it got there, saying there have been ‘no other incidents’, but it raises troubling questions.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2665363/Cheap-clothes-clean-CONSCIENCE.html
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« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2014, 10:40:19 pm »

wow - that is one way for low paid textile workers to get the message of their exploitation across - we want cheap stuff - but we forget that this means low wages long hours lousy conditions for workers -

same thing with mail order - the workers in those warehouses for Amazon etc have really bad working conditions and low wages so we can get free shipping
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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2014, 12:26:27 am »

Unfortunately I don't get free shipping when I buy books I can't get in Australia from Amazon! However, many of these firms do employ migrant workers and then exploit them.

Cheap clothing that is manufactured in Australia is almost always produced by what is called 'sweat-shop' labour. These workers are usually Asian migrants with poor English skills. (Asian migrants in Australia are from Asian countries not the sub-continent.) They put a sewing machine in the garage, work from home and, because they are paid per garment, their children often help before and after school.

Clothing unions regularly run anti sweat-shop campaigns, but because of necessity these workers still persist. Of course factory conditions within China, where most imported cheap clothing comes from, isn't exactly ideal either.

 These clothing chains that sell cheap goods know exactly what happens in the process. Customers, however, look for bargains, so it's a conundrum, isn't it?
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« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2015, 03:09:57 pm »

The world is totally wrong

Rosella thanks for this good point , really interesting
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« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2015, 09:01:09 pm »

2016 colour
INTRODUCING ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY
https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016

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« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2015, 09:16:46 pm »

 laugh at first I thought it was about sailor moon
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« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2016, 01:17:48 am »

has anyone seeing these vids pretty neat

100 Years of Beauty - Episode 27: Haiti (Nzingah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnKhEw0WO78

100 Years of Beauty - Episode 25: France (Corina)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl_qzwvW4U8

100 Years of Beauty - Episode 4: Korea (Tiffany)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SWHjWtykns

loads moe.
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« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2017, 10:05:07 pm »

The fashions of American first ladies has always been of interest to me. I stumbled upon an interesting factoid the other day that it seems not many people know. Jackie Kennedy often put clothes she had worn and no longer wanted on consignment in D.C. and that her dresser was responsible for rotating her wardrobe so that she could get the most out of it. It really seems sensible given that Jackie, while a part of that set thanks to her mother, did not come from pots and piles of money.

^ Those videos are rally cool Fly on the wall. Thanks!
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