Apologies about the article below is so long. I got it off a newsgroup and can't find the original, otherwise I'd post a link instead.
I just wanted to put this out here to spread the word not only on how silk is made in the first place but at what cost. I'm certainly never going to buy any more silk, esp. from India!
June 23 — Silk is synonymous with luxury and it’s a
luxury almost everyone
can afford — and maybe there’s a reason for that.
“Dateline” spent many months
and traveled thousands of miles to uncover one of
silk’s secrets. And what we
found may change the way you feel about silk,
correspondent Chris Hansen
reports, in this hidden-camera investigation.
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That and Bangladesh, China, Vietnam and even here in the US.............
Keep shopping at Walmart and Kohls for all the cheap products!! It'll make you feel wealthy.............
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Thanks for the info on silk.
Bush has also decided to cut funds for birth control for third world foreign clinics if they suspect they are offering abortion services there also. It's as though no one cares about the perpetuation of slavery as long as the elite have their niceties.
This party of cheap labor is trying to move the middle class downward with cuts in OT pay, outsourcing, and making college too expensive to afford unless already wealthy. Thhey truly are the party of cheap, suppressive labor.
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