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Ethics are nice, but money is nicer

After my recent post about quitting my Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited accounts following the news about the company’s employment practices, I got a range of reader responses, from “That’s awesome, I’m going to do it too” to “So what? 2,005 more words

In My Head

Overdressed: Elizabeth Cline Rips the Cheap Fashion Industry Apart at its Poorly Sewn Seams

Here’s an incredible fact–I paid less than $30 per item on average for each piece of clothing in my closet. . . That clothes can be had for so little money is historically unprecedented.

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Book Reviews

Fashionable Quote of the Week by Elizabeth Cline

I think expressing yourself through clothes is about knowing yourself and your own personal style and knowing what kinds of silhouettes, colors, or prints that you like to wear. 86 more words


Moda desechable: el escandaloso costo de la moda barata

En el verano de 2009, me encontré frente al perchero de zapatos de KMart en Astor Palace, Manhattan. El perchero se prolongaba muy por encima de mi cabeza, y los zapatos -mocasines de tela hechos con solamente una suela de hule pegada a un forro de algodón-, colgaban como los frutos de un árbol. 344 more words


Cursed To See the Future, Mortals (2014)

I’ve had a hard time with this album. I’ve sat with it for a couple of weeks now. My initial reaction was disappointment, which frustrated me because I was so looking forward to this release even though I already knew I may have some problems with the album with the leaked track that the band put out a month or two back. 620 more words


On a Mission to Rehome

For years my mantra when cleaning out my closet was “someone else needs this more than I do”. When repeated, it was enough to send the garment into the “donate” pile. 382 more words

Conscious Lifestyle

What Actually Happens to Donated Clothes?

For Adam Baruchowitz, every t-shirt tells a story—whether or not he wants to hear it.

“People want to explain to you every item, like ‘this is the shirt I lost my virginity in,’” said the 41-year-old founder of Wearable Collections, a Brooklyn-based textile recycling company that retrieved more than 2 million pounds of synthetic rompers, snapback hats, and skinny jeans from New York dorm rooms, apartment buildings, and green markets last year. 1,038 more words