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UVA, Greek Life, and Institutionalized Inequality

On Wednesday, Rolling Stone (the article is quite disturbing, so proceed with caution) published an exposé on the gang rape of an undergraduate student by fraternity members at the University of Virginia. Then the sh*t hit the fan: the frat house involved was vandalized on Wednesday night, professors organized protests, students organized a slutwalk, and the …

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Sustainable Fashion and Financial Responsibility

Sustainable Fashion and Financial Responsibility I must admit that I’ve been pretty bad with money lately. I’ve always had a shopping problem, but the thrill of a new job and new connections with ethical clothing brands exarcerbated it over the past couple months. Shopping is what I do when I have free time. It’s a …

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Minimalism Doesn’t Mean Buying More Stuff

Minimalism is in. Capsule wardrobes; intentional living; clean lines; sustainable, closet-sized homes. But I hope you realize that the list I just spouted off represents two very different approaches to minimalism and that doing one doesn’t necessarily indicate anything about the other. Officially, the term minimalism applies to an aesthetic that favors spareness and simplicity. But more …

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Fashion Revolution Day 2014

Fashion Revolution Day is a movement. On April 24, 2013, 1,133 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed when the building where they worked collapsed. Tags inside indicated that several well-known brands had clothing produced at the site; domestic brands include The Children’s Place, Cato Fashions, and Walmart. The UN has asked involved brands to compensate …

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Bangladesh factory death toll passes 700

The Bangladesh factory collapse that occurred a day after concerned workers noticed a crack in the building’s exterior wall has killed 700 people and counting, becoming the worst garment industry disaster in history (Associated Press via ABC). Now is a time for grieving, for emotional recognition of the hundreds of innocent lives lost for no …

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