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Ladydrawers - Zoned: The Mysterious "Foreign" Outposts Inside the USA

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:09 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Op-Ed
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2013 1112ld fbNew Ladydrawer Melissa Mendes draws the latest installment of our yearlong look at international gender and labor issues (check out "Fast Fashion," "Let's Go Shopping" and "The Business of Thrift" with Julia Gfrörer), which looks at the wacky world of Foreign-Trade Zones and the labor problems they foster. Despite their rampant growth in recent years, few know they exist. However, they contribute greatly to the annual gross domestic product - and the global garment trade.

As always, our previous strips can be found here. We'll take December off but will be back in January to explore trade policies and border patrol - and what it means for your personal sense of style.
 
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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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Ladydrawers - Zoned: The Mysterious "Foreign" Outposts Inside the USA

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:09 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Op-Ed
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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2013 1112ld fbNew Ladydrawer Melissa Mendes draws the latest installment of our yearlong look at international gender and labor issues (check out "Fast Fashion," "Let's Go Shopping" and "The Business of Thrift" with Julia Gfrörer), which looks at the wacky world of Foreign-Trade Zones and the labor problems they foster. Despite their rampant growth in recent years, few know they exist. However, they contribute greatly to the annual gross domestic product - and the global garment trade.

As always, our previous strips can be found here. We'll take December off but will be back in January to explore trade policies and border patrol - and what it means for your personal sense of style.
 
2013 1112ld
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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Ladydrawers: "Being of Service"
By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Sarah Jaffe, Delia Jean, Truthout | Cartoon
Ladydrawers: Let's Go Shopping
By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Julia Gfrörer, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
Ladydrawers: The Business of Thrift
By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Julia Gfrörer, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

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