For the month of October I had THREE friends participate in the one dress challenge with me! It was exciting to have other people interested in something that I am dedicated to...to share the word together is very encouraging. Two of my friends created blogs of their own.
Sarah's blog: http://dressforjustice.blogspot.com/
Alex's blog: http://with-both-feet-first.blogspot.com/
Check them out and see their spin on the one dress challenge! Another friend, Kelsey also did the challenge this month. We go to class together so that was quite a joy and encouragement to see her everyday in the same dress. If any of YOU would like to do the challenge that would be great! Just let me know and I will share with you what I've learned from my couple of months. I wear a button which helps people know what I'm doing (raising awareness for modern slavery by giving up a common freedom that we have). Others have just worn the same outfit for the month and observed what happens, who asks them about it, if they get treated differently, etc. So that would be completely up to you. And please don't think that to do the challenge you have to wear a dress. It could be the same pair of jeans, the same shirt...the options are only limited by your imagination!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
So with all the hustle and bustle about the new iPhone I thought this was an especially good read. It's an article about a study done on working conditions for people employed by Apple in China. The study was called "iSlave Behind the iPhone." It's a good reminder to investigate behind the scenes of what ends up on our retail shelves...even if it is our favorite brand.