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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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