Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Every little thing-- clothing industry

I never thought much about the clothes I wear. The clothes I go through quickly, donating my dislikes each month. I mean, I know I have no many clothes. Yet I never thought about how me buying clothes could impact people in other countries- that the clothes I wear through so quickly can mean years of work in a sweat shop and dangerous lives in poverty. 

I take my clothes for granted among many other things. I am ignorant so often the affect of my careless, rich life style has on the environment and the rest of the world around us.

Watching "The True Cost" which is a movie about the effect of fashion and the clothing industry on millions of people worldwide dumbfounded me.There are so many things we are sheltered from- so many global issues- that go ignored, because people have heard too many problems and choose to look away. But clothing really? The clothing we wear not only reflects our character and how we view ourselves but how we view the world? Every little thing..

I encourage you to watch "The True Cost" for yourself and do some research about the clothing industry and the companies where you shop. Maybe we should change the way we shop, the way we wear, and the way we so quickly discard clothes.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
"Refiners fire, be my hearts desire. I choose to be holy, set apart for you my Master. 

Research it for yourself:
http://evolvedfashion.com/2008/10/15/global-poverty-and-the-fashion-industry/
http://www.googobits.com/articles/p0-491-practical-ways-to-avoid-sweatshop-clothing.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1071474/
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/12/london-fashion-week-ethic_n_3914479.html
http://www.fairindigo.com/blog.html
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/02/poverty-wages-unraveling-cambodias-garment-industry/

“We need a system that is different from the current business-as-usual model where brands and retailers will shop around to different factories and say ‘who will make this shirt for two dollars’?" -- Liana Foxvog

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