We already know that our banks remain too big to fail, threatening regular people with crisis. Now, a parallel reality is emerging in the garment trade: Most of our clothing is produced by global enterprises so vast and complex that they are simply too big to supervise.
Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.
Anh has never let her disability slow her down. Instead, she worked twice as hard to get where she is today. She sees the ability in others instead of the disABILITY and others achieve more than they ever thought they could. This is her strength. That is her superpower.
California is a model state when it comes to waste reduction, aiming to reduce waste going into landfills by 75 percent by 2020. But there is a new obstacle for California's efforts to reduce waste and it's sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's desk as I type.
During the holiday-season toys are king, and Halloween is all about the candy, but going back-to-schools means new school supplies and a new fall wardrobe, including backpacks, sneakers, fall sweaters and winter coats.
What's embarrassing is not so much that the Lauren uniforms were manufactured by Chinese laborers, but how Washington continues to fail to address the significant issue highlighted by this: our dependence on importing our clothes from overseas.
As a designer, exploring the world is vital. The people who color their world in beautiful clothing and ornaments, who live simple farmers' lives and never stop smiling, offer a dose of clarity to such a clouded westernized conscience.
While we're out improving access to textile recycling in communities across the country, we are sometimes confronted with the notion that thrift stores and charities already collect most unwanted clothing. The facts don't support that line of thinking.