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August 26, 2010

Levi-O-sa. Not levio-SAH.

Because this place has become such a downer.

Because at the Flea it is all about the caring. And the mwa mwa.

People Tree takes Emma Watson to Bangladesh to visit the slum homes of garment factory workers. Emma also visits Fair Trade producer group Swallows to see how People Tree clothing is made. The end result is the new autumn winter collection which is endorsed by Emma Watson.

Emma Watson said: 'Although I wasn't centrally involved in the design of this collection, I had great fun in helping People Tree select some gorgeous Fair Trade textiles -- a dogtooth hand-woven check, cable knits, and the first Fair Trade hand-woven brushed checked fabric which has been made into easy tulip skirts, dresses and shirts. There are even a few party dresses, such as the little black satin tulip dress which can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion'

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 26, 2010 09:28 AM


Free trade = fair trade

While I have nothing against efforts like the one described in this post, the greater truth is that we could lift millions more out of poverty if we focused more on free trade globally.

Posted by: Anshu [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 26, 2010 10:19 AM

Welcom, Anshu. As you are a new Flea-reader, I suppose I should confess a somewhat more prurient interest in my Emma Watson coverage.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 26, 2010 10:25 AM

Expected the proles to weigh in on the exploitation of the disadvantaged.

Ms. Watson is doing magic. Magic which relies upon animal spirits. Shouldn't be surprised, given her education and training.

Compare and contrast the investment environment of Bangladesh to California:


We may find that Ms. Watson is guilty of many crimes against the planet, yet.

Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 26, 2010 12:56 PM