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Red Tape: Controlling the International Flow of Apparel

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:16 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

2014 0109ld fb"Red Tape," our second strip with Melissa Mendes in "Our Fashion Year," our yearlong look at international gender and labor issues (click here for "Fast Fashion," "Let's Go Shopping" and "The Business of Thrift" with Julia Gfrörer, and Mendes' previous strip, "Zoned"), takes on the policies and people that govern the international flow of garments through the United States. Sound boring? That's 'cause I'm leaving out the parts about bras and terrorists.

As always, our archive of previous strips can be found here. Next month's strip will trace the apparel production line back even farther: to the offshore manufacturers where the garments are produced, and who makes them.

Ladydrawers - Red Tape

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Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes

Anne Elizabeth Moore is is an award-winning journalist and author, and is currently based in Chicago. Her nonfiction comic book with "The Ladydrawers," Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking, comes out in May 2016 from Microcosm Press.

Melissa Mendes is the author of Freddy Stories, a Xeric Award-winning all-ages graphic novel. She received her master of fine arts degree from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2010, does comics-making workshops for kids, has been an art teacher, and once worked at a convenience store. Melissa lives in Hancock, Massachusetts. You can see more of her work at www.mmmendes.com

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Red Tape: Controlling the International Flow of Apparel

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:16 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

2014 0109ld fb"Red Tape," our second strip with Melissa Mendes in "Our Fashion Year," our yearlong look at international gender and labor issues (click here for "Fast Fashion," "Let's Go Shopping" and "The Business of Thrift" with Julia Gfrörer, and Mendes' previous strip, "Zoned"), takes on the policies and people that govern the international flow of garments through the United States. Sound boring? That's 'cause I'm leaving out the parts about bras and terrorists.

As always, our archive of previous strips can be found here. Next month's strip will trace the apparel production line back even farther: to the offshore manufacturers where the garments are produced, and who makes them.

Ladydrawers - Red Tape

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes

Anne Elizabeth Moore is is an award-winning journalist and author, and is currently based in Chicago. Her nonfiction comic book with "The Ladydrawers," Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking, comes out in May 2016 from Microcosm Press.

Melissa Mendes is the author of Freddy Stories, a Xeric Award-winning all-ages graphic novel. She received her master of fine arts degree from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2010, does comics-making workshops for kids, has been an art teacher, and once worked at a convenience store. Melissa lives in Hancock, Massachusetts. You can see more of her work at www.mmmendes.com

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By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Sarah Jaffe, Delia Jean, Truthout | Cartoon
Ladydrawers: Fast Fashion
By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Julia Gfrörer, Truthout | News
Ladydrawers - Zoned: The Mysterious "Foreign" Outposts Inside the USA
By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Op-Ed

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