The reasons that i have started this are many. I want to say it was the collapse of the building in Bangladesh that inspired this blog – but that would not be the entire truth. I think the less shocking and horrifying reason had more of an influence. That reason was this: I took up sewing, less than a year ago. I had not touched a sewing machine since grade 7. I had a stack of old jeans that I did not no what to do with and one day I bought a sewing machine on Ebay for $50. Had it mailed to me. It was a Singer from the 70s and I was smitten. I am getting sidelined – the point is I started making bags and little things, it was fun. Then I made a dress. I was floored how much work it was. The reality of how many steps, how much effort and the careful detail that was needed… it hit me like a truck. How on earth can we make theses clothes for $9.99? HOW MUCH are the people being paid?! That is the real kick that got this blog started.