So we were watching a rerun of the Daily Show last night and they did a piece on how IKEA’s U.S. manufacturing plants are “allegedly” sweatshops, and we are “Sweden’s Mexico.”
I’m always looking for reasons to hate things that are popular. Like when I found out the quinoa you guys all drool over is disenfranchising Bolivians? That was funny.
Oh, not for the Bolivians though: that part is really sad. I just think it’s sort of vindicating when people who pretend to be all environmentally and culturally responsible learn their precious Birkeland series wardrobe was made by a person who probably gets paid beans and has only one 30-second bathroom break during a 14-hour shift. (Am I exaggerating? I don’t know, I get my news from the Daily Show, remember?)
It made me think about what some other yuppie catastrophes might be…
- Lululemon fabric is actually made from the skin of the Vancouver Island marmot and dyed with the blood of the peregrine falcon.
- Kombucha tea is made from the delicious tears of orphans.
- Whole Foods is a front for trafficking humans and illegal narcotics.
- Lily Pulitzer is owned by Al Qaeda.