The global clothing industry involves several important social, political, economic, and environmental issues. This survey is part of the research for my senior thesis on how the clothing choices of socially conscious, politically active, and/or radically thinking people can be agents of change for the global clothing industry.
Colonialism changes form, but has continued unabated for over five hundred years. While reading King Leopold's Ghost, I was impressed at the similarity in the lies and fabrications used by Leopold to justify his actions with those told by George W. Bush to justify the Iraq war. The economic motivations and incredible hypocrisy of both men are also similar.