On Sweatshops and Industrial Development (in Ethiopia)

One of the cool things about blogging is it documents how one is thinking (and how these thoughts have changed) over time. Back in 2015 I wrote a post entitled, “So the garment industry makes you uncomfortable…” It was my reaction to a wave of guilt being tossed around about participating in “fast fashion” and buying clothing made in sweatshops. At the time, my thinking was basically, “Well if you think sweatshops are bad, you should see the alternatives – the situations those who willingly accept sweatshop jobs are coming from.”

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