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Sitting watching Sons of Anarchy… Its funny that everyday I read something about racism and honestly I feel like parents are the reason why racism still exist because they believe those stupid stereotypes…I am a woman with brown skin.. I was born in ATX and don’t know how many ancestors ago that one of my relatives actually was born in Africa and was brought over from Africa… I have 3 children and they don’t tun around using curse words… My children are well behaved and I am sure of that… My mom would laugh if she heard that I don’t have to whoop my children for them to listen.. There are things in my community and environment that I don’t like for my children to see and its funny that I think my parents thought the same thing for us but went about it the wrong way…I don’t hold anything against my parents I am just glad that I understand what I need to do and now that I have children I am able to implement positive things into their lives… My Reality Check for Any and Everybody is to live for you and your family that’s with you… Don’t allow someone else’s opinions and views to raise our children… Its easier to let go but you should get off your last ass and teach these kids some morals and values… You find your way of teaching… not how they want you to…. anyway there’s my thoughts!!!
Well I’m not new to these social sites but I still getting used to the newer real sites that want me to express my thoughts …. Where I’m from its not so easy to express those thoughts and have someone that understands…
Despite all our efforts to encourage people to be mindful consumers, buying only what we really need, and buying second-hand at that, and mending/repairing things we already own, Americans still purchase, on average, a new garment every week! And it’s not good quality stuff. Surprisingly little of it gets resold; much of it ends up in landfills or in the hands of textile recyclers.
A new book, “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion,” written by Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline, addresses these issues, exploring the rise of fast fashion/disposable clothing and how our consumption of inexpensive clothes impacts society and the environment.
Marketplace reporter Stacey Vanek Smith recently spoke with Cline. An excerpt of that conversation:
Vanek Smith: If someone is maybe interested in changing the way that they shop, what’s a good way to start?
Elizabeth Cline: Well, there are so many different things. Just a handful would be supporting local designers, designers when they are starting up — honestly, they don’t have the capital to produce overseas, so a lot of them are producing in our communities — so support them, help them thrive. I would say also people should use their tailors and their seamstresses in their community, get your shoes repaired, take care of what you own. And lastly, I would say take that $1,100 a year, that American’s spend on average on clothes, and buy less but just invest your money in things that are a little bit better made.
Elizabeth’s blog is on Tumblr here.
Why throw out clothes that can be given to the homeless?? Not all homeless people only need or want money!!!
Self-described “re-inventor” Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs, who’s made furniture from items as diverse as decks of cards retired from Las Vegas casinos and old bike chains and tires, now counts worn jeans on his raw material list.
In BRC’s studio in South Carolina, jean pockets are fashioned into one-of-a-kind rugs, and jean labels are made into pieces of furniture.
The BRC team scours area thrift stores for jeans, buying them by the carload (check out this Instagram shot), and donates back the pieces they don’t use.
BRC’s jean label-covered furniture collection, dubbed “Label Whore,” includes the cabinet pictured below. Hundreds of leather and faux leather labels are nailed onto oak that’s salvaged from defunct pianos. The “Label Whore” table and chair can be seen here.
This looks awesome I love denim jeans!! Fab thing to wear..