I loved: pics: Rosalie Tirella
10 bucks for each NEW DRESS!
GO, ZULI, GO!!!!
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Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons
Jan. 25 at Clark University: ‘Dying for Fashion’ lecture
Noted sociologist, author to present talk about apparel industry’s dark side
“Dying for Fashion: A First-Hand Report on the Hidden Cost of Our Clothes” is the topic of an upcoming talk by Clark University sociologist Professor Robert J.S. Ross at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Higgins Lounge at Clark’s Dana Commons.
Drawing on his decades of research and having traveled to Bangladesh to investigate and study the aftermath of the Rana Plaza collapse that killed more than 1,100 people in 2013, Prof. Ross will discuss the horrific conditions of the global apparel business, where profits are outweighing the livelihood of workers.
The event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities, the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, and the Geography, Sociology, Political Science, and IDCE departments.
Since the 1990s, Prof. Ross has conducted research on the resurgence of sweatshops in the global apparel industry, and has since had his work on the topic published in The Nation, Foreign Affairs, and other media.
His book “Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and the Abuse in the New Sweatshop” brings light to the unseen horrors faced by apparel industry workers, both in the United States and abroad. Ross helped establish Clark University’s undergraduate program in Urban Development and Social Change.
… mean zero animals were harmed/killed to make your styling gel, etc.
Zero animal-derived ingredients went into the products that make you look gorgeous!
Educate the people! – R.T.
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Payless shoe stores (stores in Webster Square, Worcester, and all over Worcester County) have a great selection of cruelty-free, on-trend handbags, wallets, boots, shoes and sneakers! Just ask to be shown their leather-free goods!
And their sales are terrific! ICT editor Rosalie T. bought this fringed bag for $10.
You don’t need to make a lot of dough to save animals. Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Target all carry cosmetics and personal care products that are not tested on animals or contain animal-derived ingredients: PHYSICIANS FORMULA, ELF, BURT’S BEES, WET ‘N’ WILD, TOM’S OF MAINE… Cost? $3 and up! Their lip balm, hand creams, body lotions and glam eye shadow make great stocking stuffers! They’re also a great way to introduce loved ones to cruelty-free products and animal rights this holiday season!
Educate the people!
– photo+text: R.T.
ICT editor/boss lady Rosalie (pic taken a few weeks ago – she’s cut and dyed her hair since then) NEVER buys leather, wool, angora ANYTHING! The animals on these “farms” suffer horrible deaths, often bleeding to death for what??? for a jacket? A pair of boots?
Check out this interactive Fashion Look Book from PETA.ORG (their first ever!!) to see how attractive cruelty-fashion can be! (Click on blue highlighted text!):
From PETA.ORG. Cruelty-free fashion! No animals were killed/harmed to make these adorable denim pieces…
Click on the UNDERLINED names, following the numerals, to order the clothing and to see more fall fashion!
– R. Tirella
Denim is a true-blue, all-American classic. It became popular in the 1840s among people mining for gold, who depended on the sturdy cotton weave to withstand all types of weather. Since then, it’s made appearances in major fashion trends, from bell-bottoms to acid wash denim to skinny jeans.
Cruelty-free, of course! From PETA.ORG
For more info/to order items, click on blue text! – R.T.
The PETA-approved vegan company Cykochik is now featuring one of our snack-time faves. No, the bag isn’t edible, but it is ridiculously cute.
Fall is the perfect time of year to show the world how veganistas roll!
It’s the time of year when people are starting to stock up on sweaters and jackets.
Thankfully, cruelty-free clothing has spread like wildfire on the fashion scene, so ditching wool, leather, and fur has never been easier!
Layer your look with these cruelty-free sweaters and jackets from Lulu’s and ModCloth.com, and you’ll be fabulously faux for fall.