Monthly Archives: April 2015

Does water cost as much as our clothing?

Ever wonder what happens to the clothing we discard?   Some of our “donations” get shipped overseas to India where the clothing is unraveled and made into new things.  The women who sort and process the clothing have some interesting questions for us. Interesting questions such as – Is our water too expensive to wash our clothes? Their absolute bafflement… Read more →

Looking forward

I really wanted this blog to be somewhere people could go and see under what conditions their clothes were made and where they were made.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am finding the non-answers, half-truths and constant follow up  to be exhausting and I have been unable to really address the issue. Those working in sweatshops around the world are… Read more →

Clean Clothes report Stitched Up

Cleanclothes.org released a report in 2014 entitled Stitched UP and it takes an in depth look at the poverty wages for garment workers in Eastern Europe and Turkey.   From their Executive Summary: Traditionally, the exploitation of workers within the garment industry is seen as a problem felt most keenly in Asia where stories of poverty wages, dangerous working conditions, and forced… Read more →

Stumbling along

I have been quite derelict in updating in recent months.  I must admit some of this has been due to a very busy schedule.  However, I have also been rethinking how this blog could work.  When I started this, my hope was to have a collection of stores that were open to sharing information about where their clothes were made.… Read more →