Sunday, July 02, 2006

Take Off Your Clothes!

I declare today a Drop Your Drawers and Go Topless Day for anyone who really cares about the high price of buying clothes at the lowest cost.
Check your labels, friends…see where your clothes are manufactured…you’ll most likely discover if you shop at Target, Wal-Mart, even L.L. Beam for your clothes that they are manufactured in Jordan or one of several other countries utilizing sweat shops and slave labor. NPR recently reported nothing less than slave labor conditions in many Jordanian garment factories and if you want to read and hear more, click here.

If you want to discover some resources for Made in the USA clothing and other products…click here. We aren't what we wear…but what we wear has a price tag much higher than the low cost at which it seemingly comes.

So let’s all go naked... or at least buy from those who treat their workers with fairness and compassion. This buying clothes and 'things' at the lowest cost has consequences.


Blogger SinnaLuvva said...

It's so darned hard to be an "ethical consumer" but then, hasnt it always been so? I like the sound of Drop Your Drawers and Go Topless Day but then, it may just frighten the horses (to say nothing of the neighbours) and, can we really justify such cruelty?

10:36 AM  
Blogger SinnaLuvva said...

Good post by the way!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Irving Karchmar said...

An excellent post. Such labor conditions need to be brought out into the open. Unfortunately, it is a worldwide problem. America jut imports it's slave labor.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Bar said...

I heard about that from NPR also. I am all for going naked today since its so dang hot and I have no a/c, BUT, I will restrain myself and continue to keep an eye on the labels of what I purchase.

Great post and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

4:12 PM  
Blogger anonymous julie said...

Thrift store!

1:23 AM  
Blogger Celeste said...

Thanks for this post! I'm going straight to the link you left.

11:07 AM  

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