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Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Jacket on Your Back Part 3

In the final part of our look at the origins and impacts of the goods on our shelves plus the myriad of information now available to the customer, we cover where the goods are made and whether it matters plus a summary of the questions facing the consumer.   Far Eastern Vs Western manufacturing The majority of products sold in … Continue reading

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The Jacket On Your Back Part 2

As well as the various initiatives, such as Patagonia’s Worn Wear and Common Threads Partnership, there are various generic labels, often describing what the garment or product is made from, its worth considering what these actually mean.     Worn Wear and the Common Threads Partnership Pioneered by Patagonia, the Worn Wear initiative and Common Thread Partnership aims at reducing … Continue reading

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The Jacket On Your Back. Part 1

Over the past couple of years there has been an increasing interest in the origins of the goods we consume. The recent food-scares and scandals brought this starkly to light. But it’s not just food that consumers are starting to ask questions about, what about the clothes on their back, the shoes on their feet and even the electronic devices … Continue reading

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