This is beautiful. Lovely tribute. This is the cost of greed.
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.
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/
thank you, thank you. I am re logging this, with attribution.
Oh wow so beautifully and eloquently put Rosalind. There should be a duty of care for all. Thank You. Xxxx
Your last two lines...Is this "free" trade?
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 price of rampant consumerism.The lack of pictures is apt and sad at the same time.Annacatwhowalked.blogspot.com
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.
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
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.
Marvellous writeup Roz! So honest and true! Thank you.
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
Powerful.Something's got to change..
This is very poignant, a thought provoking read xx
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-bangladeshThe 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.xxIzzy
So brilliant, dear Rosalind.Love and sunshine.XXXXXXXXXX
You are really talented poet. Such poignant words!
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