Travel & Barcelona:
Few pieces of brain-food for this Sunday:
Two Sisters, A Small Room And The World Behind A T-Shirt – Another does of how fast-fashion garment workers live, why they chose those jobs and how, although the choice to work there makes sense for them, they do not wish the same for their children. That’s telling for those loving the argument that garment jobs save people from abject poverty, hence there is no problem with them.
Do Fashion Brands Have a Double Standard When It Comes to Transport Workers? – And just when you though that your plate was already full with fast-fashion problems, here you have another group that you most probably haven’t thought much: transport workers! You are welcome.
Self-Care Interview Series at Golubka Kitchen – One of my favorite cooking blogs has started a series of interviews with other top bloggers about their self-care routines and ways of maintaining sanity. Interesting reads, although most of it comes down to eating well, sleeping enough, and not talking the internets too seriously. Good luck with that! (This is the resolution time for the New Academic Year.)
We have a date for the next swap here in Gràcia! Put it down in your agendas for September 30 and start pruning your wardrobes. If you are not close enough, here are guidelines on how to make a swap in your community.
And our crowdfunding for screening The True Cost is still active! The screening will take place on October 21, and every euro helps. Than you so much!
“That’s telling for those loving the argument that garment jobs save people from abject poverty, hence there is no problem with them.”
Oh yes, people love this. It’s such a short sighted, lazy argument to justify their support of fast fashion brands. The truth is that money has an amazing voting power and the growing selection of slow fashion brands is a proof of this.
Hi, Madame M! Yes, this is probably the one I’ve heard most, helps with people’s cognitive dissonance and allows to buy some more… The other part of cost of slow fashion and who is able to afford it if things are made new and sustainably is a whole another conversation, though.