Recently, it was discovered that most of the cotton used to make lingerie for lux brand, Victoria's Secret, comes from Burkina Faso where children are exploited to do most of the labour. This is of course not the first time that child-labour has been used to make clothes or textiles used to make clothes.One really needs to think about where your clothes are coming from. The need to have cheap clothes is causing suppliers to turn to child and even slave labour. Check out this short video on child labour in China.
Lady Gaga's new video is like nothing she's ever done. It's a music video and documentary combined. I am utterly fascinated by her. Her androgynous approach is such a fresh and different way of thinking and of being.
I must say that I laughed incredibly hard when I watched Nando's new ad, featuring dictators like Mugabe, Gaddafi and P.W. Botha. They just have THE BEST ads ever! After watching it, I though a little bit more about it and it made me wonder. Laughing at dictators is funny of course, because they usually behave in such ridiculous and childish ways. But seeing them in this light does trivialise their deeds and the people they've affected.
The UNHATE campaign by United
Colours of Benetton (UCB) is just awesome! UCB is of course very well known for using
shocking or contradictory images to promote their brand, for example a nun
kissing a priest. This campaign, which shows world leaders kissing, is
of course photoshopped, but it says so much.
UNHATE each other, but also each other’s beliefs, races, sexualities, etc.