Holocaust Memorials, Fast Fashion, Family Policing
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We at KTF look to 2023 with hope and joy, not because things are getting better or worse but because God does not shift or change. So regardless of our personal and political turmoil, He called His creation GOOD and desires all things to be reconciled to Him. And with that in our minds and hearts, we will continue to seek to leave colonized faith for His Kingdom.
Now, on to our resources for this week!
The cost of fast fashion’s impact on the world is massive yet indeterminable. This podcast episode of Al Jazeera’s The Take attempts to illuminate the invisible pipelines that bring goods from China to my closet and yours. The Shein App surpassed Amazon as the most downloaded shopping app in the iOS store in 2022. They offer more than 1.3 million styles per year when H&M and Zara clock in at around 20,000-25,000 and boast giving a shopper one year’s worth of clothing for $280. The reality of Shein’s impact on the environment, including every piece delivered in an individual plastic bag all over the world, as well as exploited labor at every spot on the supply chain from extraction (picking cotton) to disposal, is hard to comprehend. Whatever the quantifiable consequences, followers of Jesus must wrestle with the reality that to steward our resources well we must include the minimization of harm in our capitalized world. Understanding that harm and our complicity is the best first step.
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