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Red Tape: Controlling the International Flow of Apparel

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

Cultural critic, award-winning journalist and bestselling comics anthologist Anne Elizabeth Moore was born in Winner, South Dakota. She is the author of Unmarketable (Best Book, Mother Jones), Cambodian Grrrl, Threadbare and others. She is the third winner of the unique Write A House permanent fellowship in Detroit, Michigan. Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes comes out in April. Read more at anneelizabethmoore.com.

Melissa Mendes was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. In 2010, after graduating from the Center for Cartoon Studies, she won a Xeric award to self-publish her book Freddy Stories. Since then, she's worked with Anne on Threadbare and Harvey and Me, published a graphic novel called Lou, and is now working on an epic family saga called The Weight, based on her late grandfather's life. You can see more of her work at mmmendes.com.

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Red Tape: Controlling the International Flow of Apparel

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

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

Cultural critic, award-winning journalist and bestselling comics anthologist Anne Elizabeth Moore was born in Winner, South Dakota. She is the author of Unmarketable (Best Book, Mother Jones), Cambodian Grrrl, Threadbare and others. She is the third winner of the unique Write A House permanent fellowship in Detroit, Michigan. Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes comes out in April. Read more at anneelizabethmoore.com.

Melissa Mendes was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. In 2010, after graduating from the Center for Cartoon Studies, she won a Xeric award to self-publish her book Freddy Stories. Since then, she's worked with Anne on Threadbare and Harvey and Me, published a graphic novel called Lou, and is now working on an epic family saga called The Weight, based on her late grandfather's life. You can see more of her work at mmmendes.com.

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Ladydrawers: "Being of Service"
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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