May. 1st, 2010

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there's a new community called [livejournal.com profile] dignified_dress which says on the user info This is a community for people who are serious about what they wear and who want to share a culture (and resources) in which clothing can be an ethical choice. A choice that considers the workers who produce our clothes, the environment that sustains our production of clothes and the women (and men) who wear it.



which is all good if you can afford to buy ethical clothes, lots of people, especially in this economy can't. If people can afford these clothes then good for them but its way too easy to move into a headspace that assumes moral superiority over someone because you have the financial wherewithal to make shopping choices that they don't. if you have four kids and no job you are going to buy your clothes from George/walmart



sometimes environmental/ethical shopping feels like another form of classism, a way of denigrating poor people because they don't make the "right" choices

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