Not Easy Being Green

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Sometimes the sheer number of touch points where a product can let the ethical consumer down overwhelms me. The list is endless and it can make a regular person, usually intention-rich but time-poor, throw their hands up in despair.


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Sweatshop. Deadly Fashion: A Documentary

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This is a great documentary about life in a sweatshop for anybody wondering if the inconvenience of avoiding fast fashion is really worth it. I don’t know about you, but after watching this the “sacrifices” I make seem a little trivial! Over the series we see the breaking down of the participant’s somewhat relaxed attitudes towards sweatshops and forced labour. The usual attitudes of “lucky to have a job” and “at least not a prostitute” are quite quickly eroded once the reality sets in. The film is made all the more powerful by their realisation that the nameless, faceless people they rely on for their fashion are just like them.


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