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Labor Activists Target H&M in Times Square Over Safety of Bangladesh Factories [Via Democracy Now]

Elizabeth joined labor activists around the world, from 40 different countries, in targeting clothing retailer H&M over the safety of its supplier factories in Bangladesh. As H&M shareholders met in Sweden, organizers rallied in front of the Times Square H&M store to demand safe conditions. Elizabeth told Democracy Now: “I’m out here today to demand …

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Can Socially Conscious Goods Save the World? [Via NYTimes Opinion]

[Byline: Emily Matchar] Our hunger for handmade has gone beyond aesthetics, uniqueness and quality. In progressive circles, buying handmade has come to connote moral virtue, signifying an interest in sustainability and a commitment to social justice. By making your own cleaning supplies, you’re eschewing environment-poisoning chemicals. By buying a handmade sweater, you’re fighting sweatshop labor. …

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Did I Really Call Michelle Obama “Ridiculous” For Wearing Target?

I was once quoted in the Daily Mail calling the First Lady “ridiculous” for rocking Target frocks. What I actually said, in an interview with a HuffingtonPost reporter, is that we, the American public, are ridiculous for celebrating Michelle Obama for wearing cheap, imported fashion. Perhaps not the best choice of words, but here’s what I meant: Cheap fashion has set a trap …

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NBC Nightly News Interviews Elizabeth on Bangladesh

A month after the deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh, that killed more than a thousand people, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams visited one of the factories in Dhaka that makes clothing for the west. Elizabeth was interviewed by reporter Stephanie Gosk for the segment in front of the Harold Square Macy’s.

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