Thursday, March 21, 2013

native blue american. day two-hundred-twenty-three.

IMG_9670
This might seem really off topic from my title but I have been thinking A LOT lately about where I am going to buy my socks......

I mean in the past this hasn't been an issue and I am going to be frank with you, it's been about (INSERT NUMBER OF BLOGS THE DAY HAS BEEN GOING ON) Plus that I have bought new fresh socks. 

So anyway I am literally busting at the seams, or toes ;) and cannot decide where to buy my socks. This leads me to thinking about American Apparel and thus to the issue of immigration reform segwaying to the only ORIGINAL american's ....... the NATIVE AMERICANS (PHEW..ok I probably lost all of you there). 

So I just don't get the deal 'people' have with immigration. NONE of us are originally from here (unless you are Native American then well quite frankly I am jealous...) so get over it! Let people who want to work here work here. Have you ever seen a clothing factory in America? They are insane!!!! These people work so hard (and actually get paid fairly well compared to farm workers at 11$ an hour!). So this is why I am thinking American Apparel. Yah they have a bad rap for their owner Dov Charney being a big womanizing douche, and that's not really ok because I am kind of a feminist but they are also a fairy progressive Vertically Integrated company and I give major kudos to that. They also has a vegan clothing line and back immigration reform (well duh to that but seriously.....I guess just growing up in agriculture I don't see the big dang deal). 

While they have been raided for Illegal workers, and blamed for discriminatory practices, I think the pro's outweigh these cons. So i think when i go to buy socks I will get them from American Apparel. Plus THIS VIDEO about making socks in their factory is just really cool and so fascinating.   
IMG_6757
IMG_9671
IMG_6756
IMG_9658
IMG_9667
IMG_9659
IMG_9661
IMG_9668
IMG_9669
But anyway back to the Native Americans. I was standing in line at the grocery store with my mom in days past and our checkout man (who we always chose the same one because he is awesome and nice and well its just nice to know someone handling your foods). But he told us they just discovered his wife is descended from a Native American Princess from our area (from the Little River tribe). I just thought that was so cool, I even went to the library and saw photos of her. It really made me want to watch Pocahontas the oh so 'Westernized' version of Native American culture. Oh and did I mention I am reading The Absolutley True Diary of A Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie which is just freaking phenomenal (I mean really...and even if you don't like YA novels this is a MUST READ). That may be what started this whole thing....or it could have just been the socks. 



~Outfit Details~
Sweater: Thrifted | Shelby's Place
Pants: Paige Denim | Nordstroms Rack
Boots: Thrifted
Tshirt: Thrifted 


Oh and thanks to my girl Kristin @ Everythings Always Sunny for being my best bloggy friend, inspiration and taking these photos. She kinda does make things sunny. 



6 comments:

  1. Does this mean the new socks in MY drawer are safe from you?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great post - I totally agree with you and now I want some socks too! That color blue is totally gorgeous!

    x, Kat

    Love and Ace
    Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks so much! UGH that video makes me wanna buy socks so bad its ridiculous :)

      Delete
  3. haha ive never thought about where socks come from :) loving the gold accents! also there are a few local places (i think) that sell like bamboo socks or organic socks that might be worth looking into!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. my issue is just WHERE they are made....90% of socks are made outside of the USA :) and as i will not buy USED socks its just i have to be more specific. But more and more companies are starting USA made sock entities so thats cooooL :D

      Delete

Please leave comments :) I love learning more about my readers and having them ask me questions! If you dont feel comfortable asking here feel free to email me! theyearofslowfashion-at-gmail-dot-com