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November 29, 2010

Another Round of Large Knitting



I found this on a design blog I can no longer locate. The designer I found here.

Large knits we've posted in the past including Dave Cole and Christien Meindertsma.

Posted by cat at 09:21 PM

November 16, 2010

Labor Links from Oxfam

Hi Micro-revolutionaries!

I’ve been following your blog and just wanted to share with you some online resources that we have created on labour rights issues in the garment sector. Feel free to share these with friends etc.

Best wishes,
Sarah, Labour Rights Advocacy Officer, Oxfam Australia


In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a bilingual blog produced by a Sewani, 24-year old footwear worker in Indonesia. Sewani’s blog explores the day to day challenges faced by factory workers trying to survive on the minimum wage. The blog aims to raise awareness about the situation faced by workers producing for some of the world’s most coveted brands. You can also send your questions or comments to Sewani.

Adidas: Stop Wearing us Out
This blog is written by several workers who were sacked from an adidas supplier following their participation in a strike for better wages. The bloggers want justice and ask for your support.

Hamdani: the human face of production and Suparjo’s adidas story are two short films that share the stories of former union leaders who struggle to gain re-employment following their unfair dismissal from an adidas supplier.

Posted by cat at 07:36 PM

November 12, 2010

Girls to the Front a book by Sara Marcus

It's here! I've been waiting for this since I met Sara Marcus at MacDowell Colony. She's in Troy at the Sanctuary tonight!


Riot Grrrl roared into the spotlight in 1991: an uncompromising movement of pissed-off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet. Young women everywhere were realizing that the equality they’d been promised was still elusive, and a newly resurgent right wing was turning feminism into the ultimate dirty word. In response, thousands of riot grrrls published zines, founded local groups, and organized national conventions, while fiercely prophetic punk bands such as Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, and Bikini Kill helped spread the word across the US and to Canada, Europe, and beyond.

Girls to the Front, the first-ever history of Riot Grrrl, is a lyrical, punk-infused narrative about a group of extraordinary young women coming of age angrily, collectively, and publicly. A dynamic chronicle not just of a movement but of an era, this is the story of a time when America thought young people were apathetic and feminism was dead, but a generation of noisy girls rose up to prove everybody wrong.


Posted by cat at 05:19 PM