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I'm uncertain whether I've written about hemp gurus Jungmaven before, so let's just agree that I have not and let's further agree that such an oversight represents a critical failure on my part. I shall now attempt to remedy this failure by extolling the virtues of their Tahoe Terry Sweatshirts (available in a cornucopia of dope colors). These cozy crewnecks are constructed from a mid-weight 9.6oz terry (55% hemp, 45% cotton) and feature a dropped shoulder seam and roomy fit. At 98 USD a pop, these sweatshirts offer great value for sustainable, American-made garments. Yes, 98 USD is not nothing, but rest assured that the price is commensurate with the quality. Warning: this post is not going to be particularly humorous. Please excuse me for a moment...*steps up onto soapbox*...The modern fashion industrial complex designs for disposability. It thrives on the overconsumption of underpriced products. It builds fortunes on the backs of overworked and underpaid laborers. And it expects you not to care. Indeed, it relies on the deafening apathy of the buying public to act as a bulwark against any repercussions for its crimes against humanity and the environment. Google "Bangladesh factory fire", then consider how fast-fashion companies like H&M, Gap, and Zara entice their customers with low prices, while their workers pay the highest cost. Read up on the drying of the Aral Sea and forced labor in cotton production in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, then reflect on the contents of your own closet. Do you own any garments made by slaves? By children? Do you even want to know?...*gets off soapbox*...Look, I'm well aware that not everyone can afford to immediately replace his entire wardrobe with ethically-made and sustainably-sourced clothing. Our nation's youth is beset on all sides by the inequities of stagnating wages and the tyranny of student loans. I'm not such an idealist that I expect a couple of broke ass generations to suddenly upend the global fashion market. We operate in a massively interconnected web of economies and there are powerful, well-entrenched forces at work, far beyond our control. All I'm asking is that we think before we buy. It's that simple. Start today: buy a Jungmaven Tahoe Sweatshirt and wear the shit out of it. Wear it until it comes apart at the seams. Wear it to death. And every time you put it on, remember this important truth: Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself -RB
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