Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Trahion in Africa

Creating beauty from waste..the juxtapose of creating human want, media attention  and nature's dramatic impulse.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fan Tees


Pull quote from a recent FB post:
Allen Ensign: Monster Creep is happy to announce, short of an act of god interfering, that merchandise will have t-shirts, these are the first ever Monster Creep t-shirts, simple black with white silk-screen lettering, . . .these are the first ever, Monster Creep t-shirts, right there should make some people I know get out to this show, . . .

And my comment, with hope for the best :-) 
Deborah Barnes some segues here..Hemp folks were promoting MJ seeds (protein) alt medicine and fibers et al as a clean crop as weeds are usually prolific which is why they are called weeds!! 

When a few dots are connected,  the tee shirt fiber, production, labor issues start bubbling around and the topic of investing (aka buying). into what one wants to see "grow" in the world, has to be faced. Most tee shirts are cotton a water hungry crop rarely grown sustainably (not to mention organically) Hemp tees exist, as do ethically sourced cotton shirts I understand the marketing punch but what, who else is getting promoted, under the obvious?

And the outcome:

Allen Ensign yeah, good idea, we are just starting out here, but maybe we should get going in that direction, hemp, . .
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Friday, May 2, 2014

Fabrics for Life

Finding this website was a pleasure.

True Color Textiles

Reading about the above company made me feel good. Our species is wising up..slowly yes, but all in adds to the hope in all of our balloons.

Enterprises that are designed with a broad healthier vision beat the old construct hands down. Why is this so difficult to understand? Are we so immersed in the "war" on life, others, nature ourselves that we have constructed a Culture of Self Loathing?  What is that ..?  Have we been steeped in the shame and guilt stories of the West that we continue to process them even as we say we "know better?"

Have we duped ourselves into believing this cold ass tech visioned elitist silliness is the best we can do? I say , no way!

Bravo to the few, who understand ethical means honest, transparent, healthy, happy, intelligently aligned with a world of organic processes!

It is simply a matter of fact ..we are MORE!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Deforestation for Fabrics?

 Sacred Trees living for centuries in Woodland Park, my grounding partners.

....."The fashion industry’s unseen assault on the rainforest was first discovered by Canopy. Canopy observed that an increasing area of rainforest in Indonesia was being cut down for the production of fabrics. In 2012 alone, 70 million trees were cut down to create fabrics like rayon and viscose for the industry. These fabrics are used in dresses and skirts, tank tops, t-shirts and suit jacket linings.

Amy Hall, director of social consciousness, told WSAV3, “The current role of fashion in forest depletion is alarming but we know designers and leading fashion houses can make a difference.
 Working with Canopy to address our use of forest fiber, develop mechanisms to ensure our fabrics are free of endangered forests and to craft long-term solutions for sustainable fabric sourcing are the first steps in turning the tide for the world’s rare forests.

Quote from article by Brian Dooling
November 4, 2013

Patagonia and Others Stand Up Against Fashion-Induced Deforestation

  Like all consumer "goods"  are these clothes so "good" that "we" are apparently willing to sacrifice the very means of healthy living on this planet?  How long before that skirt lands in the recycle or trash?  

Until we are taught the madness of the economic ways and means (made up by people, enabled and sustained by mere people) we will remain unempowered and unable to choose in our own best interests.  

We are as abused children, living in a tunnel of misinformation, lies and deceits. For even if that tunnel is satin remains a tunnel. Information and change of action on said information will help us climb from the tunnel so that we may breathe fresh air again. There is still time, but not as much as you think! So take someones hand and climb together, we can and will do better than this. (Homage to Dr Suess)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Free Energy and Mountain Highs

This video has not been removed by fashionethos, so what "user" is referenced here? The uploader or YouTUBE?

Free energy is like a no-no to big oil, coal and utilities that are ramping up to control and create dependency (control by "need")  Smart meters are one such device-never mind the health risks! Yup that makes sense; oh and that disgusting sound is Big Pharma salivating

("Take Back Your Power" and meet ups are sharing the RFR data and it isn't pretty)

This is (was!) a sweet video on the regenerative capacity of mountain energy and why acting at the level of our knowledge will make a better space for everyone, every "thing."  (if all is more energy than matter, thing becomes a weird concept)

( I didn't have time to check the math or theory so am not sure what triggered the pull down, however it makes me wonder as all kinds of silliness is on the Y Tube with no ramifications) 

It is sad that the most fearful appear to be running the show. Then again if one thinks how what we do colors our world it makes sense.

Military people see the world as a threat.

Government people see the world as something that must be controlled. (as in Manufacturing Consent  by Norm Chomsky)

 Medical people see health problems.

Oil people just want to sell more oli, Apple wants to sell more I Pads, etc. The job, the corporate ideology colors the workers lens.

Artists are still encouraged to reflect on their belly buttons or in social change milieu - to work on issues at the level of the problem -not on total prevention.Acting at the level of our current  knowledge would mean that artists would have to learn at least a couple other fields in order to communicate beyond the individual mirror pattern that was so useful, fresh and rad  back in the day, Now it feels really redundant.

Educators want to share knowledge but are trapped by the system's knowledge and the hierarchical construct that makes turf "kinging" essential for "success."  Competiton has upside but a really ugly downside too! Own it!

Bankers see the world through a financial lens, so the more privatization of commons, the more financialization of life, resources, the more we go along with it- the better. Think how "home" became an investment, how education is represented in earning  expectations, how fashion and dressing for success translates and how valuable is reiterated as dollars and cents.

As banks have a hugely disproportionate hold on the "world" via their ability to create "money" out of thin air, they have an advantage that must be "seen" to be "appreciated" for what it is. Their ability to believe in their own sleight of hand is comical and alas dangerous.

I figure if we understand why we are so hampered in our amazing expert, professional tracks- we might more easily reconcile our differences so we can forgive our errors and move into a quantum opening.  Free energy is a great stimulus.

Evolution, here we come! (check out Gaiad Theory on fashionRIP for more details)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Threads -doc trailer

Here is a great intro for those getting suspicious about clothing, prices, sweatshops and why we all connected to this industry, the upside and downside of consumerism.
   Please watch the  Threads trailer on vimeo here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sweatshop, USA

As the charitable industrial complex tends to focus its good deeds with interests in so called under-developed countries (who is the judge? am questioning everything these days!

Communication is a difficult thing when off the topics that roll with simple exchanges, polite conversation. The classic top down "we the do-gooder" here to help you "the poor and downtrodden" with a few useful things that actually cost us "nothing" and are great for "marketing"  and PR works like a "business."

Speaking up outside the construct of the agenda makers takes good listening skills (learning!) a lot of research, courage and an ability to step away from ego despite the bruises. It takes extreme heart  to remember the eyes of those you "promised" to pick yourself up and to carry on.

This is some of what sets the sincere activist apart from the controlled to not rock any real boats and to not change the course of the "Takers"  do good set up. A focus on deeds that won't really interfere with  the status quo are the usual foundational guidelines, the old  bandage the wound ignore the cause approach. Therefore these charities act as detractors/distractors, as ways to justify the rape and pillage, kind of like payola..

Human beings that are true to self, attempting to acknowledge their paths and spirits,  are operating from another place, a place aligned with Love.  This creates a huge differential in the quantum field as is aligned with expanding possibilities. This in turn supports diversity and as diversity aligns with healthy ecosystems we are at threshold to a healing dimension that rocks that oldy moldy boat outta the water! ( maybe even before the water is poisoned by fracking and run-off and...)

The Gaid Theory came to me yesterday and is a link to the theory of everything that Lanza wrote about in Biocentrism., even though i have jumped the physics only field from whence the query came.

Details later, writing them down is not nearly as fun as the aha moments that show up. For the record, the Giad Theory is a fun next step that erodes huge amounts of the established mythic construct and reinterprets them from new perspectives. This is part of the fashionRIP Project, where i have been unraveling western culture, keeping the good threads and exposing the rotten ones.

So back to inspiration piece and Sweating Away in the USA, Flor Molina story is is full of the good stuff. Great activists are fighting for others as well as self. This creates the energy that survives the downturns and rides the crests with joy that surpasses the self.  That is really all one needs to know, to start..

How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.

as cited from Yes Magazine. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

To Market, To Market

Selling the Sell
or check out the subtle home invaders!
(The Brides Guide was in my mom's library, history is everywhere)

Today's issue: Designing the Housewife or how Marketing to the “lady of the house" helped create the modern "Goodwife." This is about attaching ego to brands in the guise of supporting a woman's sincere efforts to help her family be healthy, happy and successful;  to partake of the American Dream. This is about seduction.

Women were cajoled and trained to really "shop" after WWII. Granted, the whole euphoric "war is over" period did lead to dancing in the streets and a cultural lovefest. North America was on a high and celebration was in order. Ego and systems belief rose to new levels of possibility. Spending was easier as goods that had been scarce now seemed abundant and unending. Consumer economics was part of the new plan and it appeared to be a winner.

Companies saw ways to turn their war making materials into peacetime profits and the future looked bright. Rebuilding Europe and Japan made good diplomatic and economic sense. The over there helped drive the home turf industries, making the case for household or microeconomics and women's spending.

It also makes the case for the "military, industrial (congressional) complex that former President Eisenhower said to be wary of, but highs are not grounded and consequences seemed far away.

Home was the reason for all the fighting. Home was the  haven and havens were about security and comfort. Home was pretty much an answer on many fronts. But by the 50s a new driver was needed to fulfill the economic wet dreams of the financiers and bankers. Freedom from fascism meant freedom to exploit and so it was.

 "Authorities" and friendly persuaders, movie stars and academics all chimed in to help craft and tune the American Dream Machine. And many of those machines were about household conveniences, washers, dryers, vacuum cleaners, ovens, mixers, cocktail shakers and ice makers. Autos were aimed at this new era woman and she enjoyed the "freedom."  Style was stressed and design took off.

Aggressive campaigns hit this booming middle class via the homemaker. Like who would ever think that the red and white checked household staple; the Betty Crocker Cookbook and the later Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, were really marketing devices, full of processed food stuffs called  "time saving" wonders. I mean i received "Better Homes" as a gift when i married and never thought it a wolf in sheep's clothing.

TV, radio, magazines, newspapers all presented stories of the consumer litany, the mantras of the modern world.  Articles presented information  that was so aligned with ads that an umbrella of sacred consumption covered the lot. All the latest and greatest ‘stuffs” showed women how to keep husbands and children happy, healthy and in good cultural standing. (Wise was also bandied about but the education experts had that domain)

As men went out of the house to go earn "the bread"  the ladies were being shown where and how to spend it. All those modern conveniences left her time for more shopping. Being the good housewife meant dressing the part, so this was not without perks and justifiable ones at that!

These advisory messages were often dressed up to be "about the family."  However it was often more  about acculturation and creating an underlying group think, while sporting individuality and "i did it my way" on the surface, This stuff had/has layers of meaning.

Ingenious, clever and "successful" in its own way, marketers and media rose to new heights on the new hype.  (Though how we can call a concept a success without considering all outcomes, all "life cycle" impacts, damages and dis-ease, is a mystery of financier clout and sleight of hand)

The consumer economic belief is now fairly hardwired into the system. The term sustainable economics is rising (as with public benefit corporations) but sadly, this often just means more dependency on corporations.  as services replace tangible goods; and doesn't change the core processing ideology.

I stand behind the word sadly, as corporate thinking that justifies a focus on profits and the subsequent right to profit, is a unique human form of crazy. We humans are capable of great imagination which created the idea of money, wealth and profit - all the economic "manage and control" devices we have mustered into existence, all about us! That these concepts became "real," so "real" that they now over take the larger realities of planet systems, well that is crazy. 

All the while the very imagination, the very gift of being that thought up the money idea and is at this moment helping many reconsider this whole agenda, well that is the real wealth of the species. Let's not squander it. Let's not blow it. because this time running away from the mess is really unfeasible, not practical and certainly not admirable.

We all deserve better.