QuickThing10: secret life of clothes

Your brain will generate closed loops all through this video.

When I taught Northwest Rhythms, a course about resources and systems of the Pacific Northwest, my favorite question on the final exam was this:  describe how your purchase of a loaf of bread impacts three important systems:  transportation, resources, and economics. It’s the kind of question that splits open a teenager’s understanding of the world they inhabit and influence.

This ten minute video details a similar event path – buying a pair of jeans.  When you plunk down a couple of twenties for a fresh pair of 501’s, the tendrils of that buy reach mighty far and are, at least to now, largely unsustainable.

The Secret Lives of Our Clothes – YouTube.


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