I'd love to change you, if you'll let me.
The underwear problem..

I was really happy when I rediscovered hanky panky. Looks great, super comfortable with a good conscience. I researched them a little and it looks like they are genuinely fair all the way from using US cotton, producing everything from their signature lace and fabrics to the end product in the US.
 
>We pride ourselves on providing brilliant solutions for fashion fit issues by remaining dedicated to innovative design, comfort, quality, and US production.
The World’s Most Comfortable Thong starts with the best materials. Each component was chosen for its specific stretch qualities, softness and fit.  Also, 100% of the fabrics and trims used to make our Signature Lace thongs and panties are knitted in the USA. Even the Supima cotton fibers used to make the lining are grown in the USA.< (taken from their website)

The underwear problem..
I was really happy when I rediscovered hanky panky. Looks great, super comfortable with a good conscience. I researched them a little and it looks like they are genuinely fair all the way from using US cotton, producing everything from their signature lace and fabrics to the end product in the US.
 
>We pride ourselves on providing brilliant solutions for fashion fit issues by remaining dedicated to innovative design, comfort, quality, and US production.
The World’s Most Comfortable Thong starts with the best materials. Each component was chosen for its specific stretch qualities, softness and fit.  Also, 100% of the fabrics and trims used to make our Signature Lace thongs and panties are knitted in the USA. Even the Supima cotton fibers used to make the lining are grown in the USA.< (taken from their website)

my friend kyra recommends:

dawanda is the german sister site to etsy. it is still a bit öko, but up and coming. the label redesign take vintage fabrics and old clothes and creates new designer pieces. They even wash them eco friendly :)

redesign ist ein junges Designerlabel, das ausschließlich aus Vintagestoffen und Alttextilien produziert. Diese werden mit ökologischem Waschmittel gewaschen und zu neuen Designermodellen verarbeitet. Hier finden sie Röcke, Tops, Kleider, Accessoires, Kinderkleider und Homeaccessoires, die nachhaltig, ökologisch und fair produziert sind. Fast jedes Stück ist ein Unikat, von manchen Modellen gibt es auch eine Limited Edition.(taken from their shop)

etsy.com

…and on a sidenote, my etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Metamorphoseon

go and browse all the other shops, you will find almost everything there…great craftsmanship, almost always a bargain and all the people I have been in touch with so far were wonderful, I can only recommend it!

Shooting in cambodia, background info to the last post

Of the three Cambodian garment workers who were shot by an unidentified private security contractor or police officer outside their factory gates on Monday, one remains in hospital in serious but stable condition. She is 21, and the bullet lodged in her lung. Around 3,000 garment workers in a special economic zone are on strike for better pay and conditions. The companies they work for — suppliers of international brands like Puma — pay no import and export duties, and the Cambodian government waives their other taxes for nine years. The minimum wage for garment workers, meanwhile, is $66 per month. Labor organizers say a living wage in Cambodia would be closer to $281 per month. No arrests have been made in the shooting. 

Suspect in shooting of three puma factory worker in cambodia

A suspect has at last been arrested in the February 20 shooting that injured three striking workers outside a Puma supplier in Cambodia — and it’s none other than the governor of the city where the factory is located. At the time, witness reports that the shooter was either an official or a member of law enforcement were denied by the government. Of the three women who were shot, two were hospitalized in critical condition, but all have since been released. Labor rights groups and efforts to strike in Cambodia are often met with official repression. Cambodian garment workers, most of whom are women, are tied to short-term contracts and are often paid as little as $2 a day. (thank you www.jezebel.com)

2ND AVENUE THRIFT CORP. 

186 2nd avenue

212-375-8585

NY NY

So I finally dragged myself out after a long long party night…

Last time I was in town was 2009 so it took a lot of walking on my part to find all the marvellous stores I knew from last time. 

Just one thing:

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS wash everything right when you get home…bed bugs are very real! You don’t want them in your closet, luggage, handbag…

…and another store close to home :) “Top-Second” great for basics, classics, vintage bags. Found this lovely silk scarf, Dior, for spring!

Owner is Dagmar Fath, Thierschstr.42 you can reach her 0049.89.218 69 466 or come by the shop Mo, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 11a.m - 6:30 p.m.

***finally, after a good long wait (christmas is nothing compared to that), my wonderful dark blue brass ribboned Ferragamo vintage slippers arrived. Courtesy of Jenn and her etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PlushAndRepBoutique

Thank you Jenn!

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