28 October 2007

Compassionate yuppie metrosexuals...

Funding epidemic of child slavery... in the third world...

Amitosh concentrates as he pulls the loops of thread through tiny plastic beads and sequins on the toddler's blouse he is making. Dripping with sweat, his hair is thinly coated in dust. In Hindi his name means 'happiness'. The hand-embroidered garment on which his tiny needle is working bears the distinctive logo of international fashion chain Gap.

Amitosh is 10.
But how can that be true? The GAP is being endorsed by all your favourite "Learjet Liberals"... this must be an evil neocon conspiracy.
With annual revenues of more than £8bn and endorsements from Madonna and Sex and The City star Sarah Jessica Parker, Gap has arguably become the most successful brand in high-street fashion. The latest face of the firm's advertising is the singer Joss Stone.

Last year, the company embarked on a huge advertising campaign surrounding 'Product Red', a charitable trust for Africa founded by the U2 singer Bono and backed by celebrities including Hollywood star Don Cheadle, singers Lenny Kravitz and Mary J Blige, Steven Spielberg and Penelope Cruz.
Yessir... it's another triumph for the mindless, metrosexual, oh-so fashion conscious moonbats.

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POP QUIZ: Why do all the lefties pee themselves...

Every time they brush up against some "so called" celebrity?
Bono popped into the Gap at 54th/5th Ave in NYC on Friday morning, much to the excitement of the customers and the staff! He was spontaneously signing t-shirts for customers who bought Product (RED).

Word is that other celebs from the campaign are doing the same in Gap stores across the country to show thier support for this new business model.

This is too cool!
To paraphrase something my mother would have said to me, many, many years ago...
"If Bono told you to jump off the roof... would you do it?"

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3 comments:

GDW said...

"If Bono told you to jump off a roof, would you do it?"

If I saw him coming with one of his damn records, yes.

dmorris said...

"He said: 'At Gap, we firmly believe that under no circumstances is it acceptable for children to produce or work on garments. These allegations are deeply upsetting and we take this situation very seriously. All of our suppliers and their sub-contractors are required to guarantee that they will not use child labour to produce garments."


What he really meant,"we want our products produced as cheaply as possible, and we don't care to know how it's done. We have a highly paid PR department to claim innocence if we're caught using child labor. Out of sight, out of mind."

This is the ugly side of Capitalism, corporations run by sociopaths who simply don't give a damn, and Bono and the rest are merely useful idiots, as they are in so many other causes.

I've read many articles on this subject, but have yet to see one which clearly shows the profit differential between paying adults a decent wage to produce the clothing, and using slave/child labor.

For instance, what is the total cost of a pair of Gap jeans, landed at my retailer, compared to the retail price? I suspect the profit level is astronomical.

No, I don't buy Gap, simply because I don't like the politics of their Useful Idiot spokespersons, and paying a hundred bucks for a pair of jeans is absurd.

Anonymous said...

Bozo from U2 has not put his money where his mouth is - but he implores us to put our money where his mouth is. Screw him.