Social Fabric 2018.04.17

FEEL THE BURN

If you hired Steven Spielberg to come up with a dystopian screenplay about the excesses of Fast Fashion, I doubt he could come up with something this good. A town in Sweden is literally burning excess unsold H&M clothing in its power plant. From USA Today.

FAST FASHION’S 1000-YEAR-OLD ANTITHESIS

This shirt’s old! And most likely owned by a dignitary from the 10th century who clearly followed care instructions. In spirit, it isn’t so different from what we strive for at Fair Indigo – Forever in Fashion! From The New York Times.

AS OLD AS THE HILLS

Speaking of old, as if I needed another diversion during business travel in Peru, archeologists have discovered new ancient line drawings on hills in the Peruvian desert, these ones even older than the famous Nazca Lines. From National Geographic.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

In 2008 during a late night walk with a group of friends on a Costa Rican beach, we unexpectedly and quite literally stumbled upon a giant sea turtle (we’re talking VW Bug size). I’ll never forget my 30-something friend’s 9-year-old scream when he realized the ‘boulder’ he was going to lean on had 4 legs, a tail, and a head that moved in the direction of his ankle. Ever since, I have been fascinated by this creature’s migratory abilities – returning to the beach where they were born, decades later. Now we know how; they have built in GPS. Well, sort of. From The News and Observer.

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