Indigenous: Sourcing Our Clothing Sustainably

Consider Fair Trade standards when buying your next shirt
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3:16 PM

When you buy a piece of clothing, how much thought do you give to how it was made?

Few shoppers do. But they should. In many respects, where our clothes comes from is nearly as important as where our food comes from.

The recent tragedy in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 sweatshop workers died in a building collapse, provides a stark reminder of this. 

In this podcast, I talk with retail entrepreneurs Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, co-founders of Indigenous Designs, to get a better understanding of the notoriety the textile industry has earned (much of it well-deserved) and learn about new business models that promise to transform it for the better. » Read more

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Daily Digest 5/11 - A High Frequency Map of the Market, What Is The Fed Thinking?

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10:54 AM
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