Friday, 3 May 2013

Cracks



18 comments:

Lydia said...

This is beautiful. Lovely tribute. This is the cost of greed.

Bella Q said...

Thank you for writing this.
Thank you for posting this.

More and more, I feel weary of the incessant fashion bloggers who insist of buying and wearing sweatshop fast fashion. Really, now, must we not care about the wellbeing of others so blatantly? Thank you for reminding me that there are those who do care for fashion but not at the expense at the lives, or livelihood of others.

Closet Fashionista said...

Such a moving piece, it really makes you think about fast fashion and what it really costs. I do try not to shop at most places like that, but sometimes those prices are hard to resist.
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

wellfedfred said...

thank you, thank you. I am re logging this, with attribution.

Fashionistable said...

Oh wow so beautifully and eloquently put Rosalind. There should be a duty of care for all. Thank You. Xxxx

Melanie said...

Your last two lines...
Is this "free" trade?

Vix said...

Wonderful, just wonderful!
I wish more people felt like we do. The fashion bloggers were Tweeting about what they were buying in Primark whilst Bangladeshi workers were still being pulled out of the rubble. xxx

The Cat Who Walked by Herself said...

The price of rampant consumerism.The lack of pictures is apt and sad at the same time.

Anna

catwhowalked.blogspot.com

Emalina said...

This is fantastic. Everyone should read this poem. 'Fast fashion' has too costly a price on its head, and it's so easy to forget the pain at its heart.

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Well said! Those who turn a blind eye to what they wear and where it all came from should feel the charge of your accusation.

Your poem reminds me of the art installation by Ai Weiwei using thousands of children's backpacks. As your medium was poetry, his was art for protesting the Chinese government's shoddy "tofu construction" of public schools. So many schoolchildren died during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Sadly, the government kept trying to cover up his personal investigation into this national tragedy. - J xxx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Yes. Spread the word, because once we KNOW, we can't pretend we don't know. Ignorance is tragic, but continuing the pattern is evil if we know the truth.

I'm grateful to be a part of a community that cares. It's imperative to keep talking about it, whether it's through blogging, articles, or protests. Thank you for this post.

FASHION TALES said...

Marvellous writeup Roz! So honest and true! Thank you.

chloealina said...

wow, this is really striking. I have always despised the fast 'wear it once' fashion but have never found anything to illustrate my feelings so eloquently. Going to share with friends and family if thats okay. x

odysseyhome.com said...

Powerful.
Something's got to change..

hannah said...

This is very poignant, a thought provoking read xx

Izzy DM said...

This story broke my heart, too, and this story of a nurse from Boston who was volunteering when it happened helped to mend it a little: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/02/world/asia/from-boston-to-bangladesh

The world is full of more wonderful people than the other kind, and we always need to remember that-- as Patton Oswalt said so popularly in the U.S. after the Boston Bombings. Full of people like you who care! I know you will help inspire others.
xx
Izzy

Sacramento Amate said...

So brilliant, dear Rosalind.
Love and sunshine.
XXXXXXXXXX

Style Eyes said...

You are really talented poet. Such poignant words!