Happy post-Halloween hangover! Have you lost any of your favs to problematic Halloween costumes? Have you gained any new favs? Let’s jump right in!
In the regular News in Asia column, I’ve posted extensively about the tragic death and injuries of thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh and the issues it’s raised over working conditions in factories there and throughout the rest of Asia. In April, a factory collapse killed hundreds of workers and before that, in November of 2012, fires at factories that made clothing sold in stores in the U.S. and Europe killed and injured hundreds. Read More News in Asia: A Brief Overview of the Issue of Sweatshops
A while back, someone used the open thread to ask where she could find reasonably priced clothes that weren’t made in a sweatshop. Another commenter suggested checking a store’s corporate responsibility page before shopping there. Corporate responsibility page? I had never heard of such a thing. Apparently, most stores have a website with details about how they don’t buy clothes from sweatshops. Read More Feel Good About Your Clothes: Learning About Corporate Responsibility