Wednesday, July 25, 2007


With the exception of food stuffs, I don't really pay much attention to to whether things are imported from China. I probably should, with the recent spate of information about chemical contamination in many chinese products -- toys, food, pills, etc. The whole fiasco regarding gluten products used in dog food was bad enough, but when you think about the foodstuffs that we import from China, it gets a bit scary.

But sometimes the juxtaposition of chinese goods and western sensibilities is a bit amusing. There is a clothing line called "Free People". They make kind of bohemian clothes, rather funky. You can find them at Nordstrems.

They're imported. Usually from China.

I'm really not going to pay $70 for a shirt made in a sweatshop in china. Especially not one with the label "Free People".

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