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Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Do Now | October 3, 2014 | 358 Comments

Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Fall is here, which means colder weather and, for some teens, a reason to buy new clothes. But purchasing a new wardrobe can be problematic if you’re looking to balance style, affordability, and ethics. How should teens balance affordability, style and ethics when it comes to buying clothing?

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Improving Factory Conditions Is Worth the Price

Civics in the Community | April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Improving Factory Conditions Is Worth the Price

Students around the country last week discussed about what needs to be done to improve working conditions in our #DoNowFashion post. We asked students Who should be responsible for the manufacturing of clothing in unregulated and unsafe factories? Would you pay more for clothes if they were manufactured in better conditions? Look at the label of a garment that you recently purchased and find out the brand and where it was made. Take a picture and tweet it with the info.

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How Can We Address The High Cost of Fast Fashion?

Do Now | April 11, 2014 | 328 Comments

How Can We Address The High Cost of Fast Fashion?

In the year since a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers, small steps have been taken to improve safety conditions. Who should be responsible for the manufacturing of clothing in unregulated and unsafe factories?

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California’s Minimum Wage Comparisons

News & Civics | September 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

California’s Minimum Wage Comparisons

The California legislation proposed to increase the state’s minimum wage to $9 by July 2014 and $10 by January 2016. This new bill has received both praise for helping struggling American families and criticism for potentially lowering the number of jobs. KQED’S The Lowdown explores the arguments for and against the new bill, how California’s […]

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Making Fast-Food for Little Pay

Do Now: Government and Civics | September 6, 2013 | 153 Comments

Making Fast-Food for Little Pay

Last week, thousands of fast-food workers in more than 60 cities around the country hit the streets in front of McDonald’s, Subway, Wendy’s, KFC, and a number of other huge fast-food chains to demand higher wages and the ability to join a union.

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Are You Willing to Alter Your Fashion for Ethics? (Do Now #81)

Do Now | May 17, 2013 | 314 Comments

Are You Willing to Alter Your Fashion for Ethics? (Do Now #81)

Would you pay more for clothes if they were manufactured ethically i.e. produced in a factory with fair working conditions and wages? What would ethical shopping look like to you? Before answering, look at a garment that you recently purchased and find out the brand and where it was made. Take a picture and tweet it with the info (or post it in the comments section below).

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