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not to be off topic: but since this is a dicussion about being socially conscious and responsible, i would say ralph nader, for the most part, is a civil servant: seat belts and airbags? you can thank him. i think he is inspiring to look at for his skepticism and activism, i think it teaches you a thing or two about your 'comforts' when you survey the world around you, despite whatever view you have.

edit: i think this actually very much relates to fashion if we are talking about fashion 'victim's' and 'individuals'/ activists, freedom of personal thought

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With so many people buying clothes without knowing the conditions of the workers that made them, what does everyone think of Bono and Rogan's new line Edun, which is supposed to promote fair trade and better work for developing countries? I wonder if it will actually make a difference..I hope so.

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With so many people buying clothes without knowing the conditions of the workers that made them, what does everyone think of Bono and Rogan's new line Edun, which is supposed to promote fair trade and better work for developing countries? I wonder if it will actually make a difference..I hope so.
It sounds nice, but my husband had a pair of Rogan jeans. They fell apart in a day.

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i believe there's been a rise in conscious consumption, from clothes to coffee..

btw, we have an interesting thread on fair trade at out shop-till-you-drop forum

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i believe there's been a rise in conscious consumption, from clothes to coffee..
just curious, what makes you think so?

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i believe there's been a rise in conscious consumption, from clothes to coffee..
For the past few years, people have become "connoiseurs" or wanna-be connoiseurs, haven't they? In all kinds of areas. I think that's what you mean?

I can freely admit that I do enjoy good food, for instance, but there is a certain cost and sophistication limit when food doesn't really taste better, just different. Super chefs are struggling to come up with more and more strange combinations to be more cool and hip.

It's the same with clothes, people are struggling to be more hip and cool.

It's not that everything's been done, but people in general really are more conscious than ever about image, aren't they? It'll probably backfire soon, with people going back to the roots and showing off how they make fabulous with basics.

I'm just rambling. I'm dead-tired.

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just curious, what makes you think so?
i see this from my friends, mainly in Paris, they try to buy fair trade in anything they spend money on, from furniture to coffee and clothes
there are many fair trade organisations on the go at the moment,
working mainly with third world nations

see, there is always the 'other side' its only that we seldom talk about the 'good news'

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It'll probably backfire soon, with people going back to the roots and showing off how they make fabulous with basics.
Ala Coco Chanel!

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For the past few years, people have become "connoiseurs" or wanna-be connoiseurs, haven't they? In all kinds of areas. I think that's what you mean?

I'm just rambling. I'm dead-tired.
no tott, i mean 'conscious' like thinking where/why they spend their money and what effect their consumer's choice will have.. like they spend more 'ethically'
of course its a niche thing, but its a socio/economic trend with strong dymanic for expansion and tends on affecting also mainstream consumerism

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oh, sorry lena i misread you. i thought you said ' there is a rise in consumption' that is nice of what you speak of though

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no tott, i mean 'conscious' like thinking where/why they spend their money and what effect their consumer's choice will have.. like they spend more 'ethically'
of course its a niche thing, but its a socio/economic trend with strong dymanic for expansion and tends on affecting also mainstream consumerism
Sorry, I misread "CONSCIOUS" as "CONSPICUOS"! I guess I'm used to you bashing conspicuos consumerism. Sorry!

And yes, there is a rise in conscious consumerism, ever so slowly...

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Sorry, I misread "CONSCIOUS" as "CONSPICUOS"! I guess I'm used to you bashing conspicuos consumerism. Sorry!
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yes, thats me tott, your anti conspicious consumerism buddy

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lena, we are just going to twist your words around

anyways, those who are interested in some clever anti-corporate fashion ( when you buy i believe you become a share holder) , check this out

http://adbusters.org/metas/corpo/bla...x.html#hitting



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thanks, i really should give praise to my exhaustively socially conscious friends for keeping it 'real'! compared to them, i'm practically satan!

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