We’ve been hearing a lot lately about death and the apparel industry. Last week over 400 factory workers in Bangladesh were crushed and killed when the factory they worked in collapsed on them. This calamity was manmade and could have been prevented. Those mothers and fathers and children were making clothes headed to the global… Read More Calamities and apparel – where clothes go to die
As a frequent listener to public radio, the oft heard phrase “and consumer spending is down” is repeated as a dismal sign that the U.S. economy is not picking up. A “normal” American spends money at the mall on clothes and consumables, doing their part to bolster and fuel the economy. I consume and spend,… Read More A Philosophy of Shopping – fleeing oppression
You can wear flip-flops to the new San Diego central market. My footwear rules are different for shopping at the San Diego market than the markets in some countries I’ve lived in. In those places, the first rule of shopping footwear is to wear something you can run in. You may need to chase down… Read More Central Market or central rip-off?