Posted by Isis at cau03.cau.cornell.edu on May 03, 2002 at 12:33:45:
In Reply to: Is that the Sell Out arguement posted by Duffless on May 03, 2002 at 10:53:33:
The Fisher family, which owns Gap Inc. (including Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic), also have amongst their business holdings lumber companies which have been cutting down the last of the old-growth forests in California for several years. This is well documented. More info:
As for sweatshops, I don't really know. Various groups have claimed that Gap produces garments in sweatshop regions, but they are liberal activist groups, so you can take that with as large a grain of salt as you wish.
And you can look in my closet any time. I shop at the Salvation Army for the most part. What I'm disturbed about is that people whom I consider artists, and whom I admire, would be willing to lend their image to any cause -- no matter how nefarious -- for a few lousy bucks.
: I fucking hate that arguement.....probably half the clothes you are wearing were made by child labor in other countries, what are you gonna do, go naked....do you have any proof to back up your broad allegations against gap? Just because something is popular by the masses, doesn't make it bad, it makes it popular....I'm sorry all your ultra hip hipsters have all sold out to the Corporate Machine...but what are you actually upset about? That your non mainstream indie performers tried to get a broader audience by being used in a commercial..? I just don't get your type of arguements......I'm not saying I a big time Gap wearer....and I do have problems with concepts like Baby Gap...but throwing around the accusations like Maoist and youth labor...I'd like to have a peak into your closet.....
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