#whatiwore 2017w44 + Sunday links

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Oh, yes, guess who fell for an African set with an African print made in Cape Town? The ladies at WAG Fashion were adorable, the sewing room was in sight, and I allowed the beautiful patterns and flattering cuts to seduce me. I’ll tell you how much it cost in my next fashion expenses update in January; here you can read the previous one. And here are the other two options I was considering:

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To sober up a bit after this splurge for *new* items (gasp!), here comes the educational but depressing brain food:

Behind a $13 shirt, a $6-an-hour worker – a piece describing how “made in …” tag still don’t tell you enough about working conditions due to outsourced production i.e. if the brand is subcontracting a textile factory, they are not legally responsible if that factory violates the labor laws. Ugh.

And as the article above mentions American Apparel as the good example for being having been fully vertically integrated, I was sucked into the internet vortex of the controversial creator of the perfect t-shirt, Dov Charney, and all the bad publicity surrounding their distasteful advertisement strategies, here, have a look at of how even a company with stellar labor conditions might be morally unsavory:

The most infamous story is Claudine Ko’s Meet Your New Boss
+ The NSFW History of American Apparel’s Ads
+ And You Thought Abercrombie & Fitch Was Pushing It?
+ Goodbye, American Apparel

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How is your autumn capsule going? Any irresistible newcomers in your wardrobe?

Luīze

2 Comments

  1. Your new African dress looks great on you! The top has even some kimono-vibes. The other two you tried on are also super cute. The second one is a two piece? I’m also impressed by how flattering the cuts are. it’s surprisingly hard to find dresses that both show and flatter the silhouette.

    • Thank you, Madame M., yes, the second was a skirt and top combo that I was very sorry to leave behind. And, yeah, the classical flattering cuts is a basic that most of retailers, both fast and slow fashion, have lost somewhere. Ideas like putting the waist on the natural waist, enancing the hourglass chape, etc. I’m not saying that we all should look like Stepford wives, but the imposed ugliness has to have some limits. I though of this too late in Cape Town, but now I have a vague plan to look up some African fashion patterns, because those ladies know what they are doing.

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