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Friday, November 27

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Thursday, November 26

  1. page home edited ... We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial, and here are the r…
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    We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial, and here are the results!
    Here's our video documenting our culture jam!

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  2. page Key Message edited ... Key Messages 1. Mass Consumption is a Global Issue 2. By Thrifting, We Can Evoke Thrifting…
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    Key Messages
    1. Mass Consumption is a Global Issue
    2. By Thrifting, We Can EvokeThrifting Fosters Many Positive
    Thrifting is Saving.
    There is a faulty belief that there is a paradox in thrift -- many believe that thrifting has the potential to further negatively affect the current economy and expand society's current recessional state by refusing to spend as they 'typically' would. David Blankenhorn of the New York Times remarks, "It's never an act of patriotism for individuals or families to buy stuff they cannot afford. Whether it's rainy or sunny outside, saving a portion of one's income for future use is always a wise idea. There is nothing paradoxical about these concepts." (26) In agreeance with Blankenhorn, our project aims to eliminate any negative preceonceived notions of feelings of skepticism others may have toward thrift shopping. Thrift shopping is a healthy and largely beneficial practice and there's no tricks or secrets about it -- by thrifting, you save!
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  3. page Key Message edited ... Today's culture and society has become increasingly obsessed with constantly getting the laste…
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    Today's culture and society has become increasingly obsessed with constantly getting the lastest, greatest, updated, and newest items on the market; thus, we are constantly getting rid of our old and outdated possessions. Ninety-nine per cent of the time, when we simply throw away these used items that we no longer want, instead of giving then to an organization or secondhand store that will reuse or resell the items, we will eventually further contribute to the excessive waste harming the Earth that further generations will eventually be surrounded by.
    The most wise and beneficial decision would be to donate any unwanted clothing or products to organizations that will either give them to those in need or recycle the items in secondhand stores and resell them -- As you can see, there are two essential ways we can contribute positively when it comes to the environment by means of thrifting: One, pass on and donate any products we no longer desire to non-profit organizations or secondhand stores that will resell the items. Two, take a break from taking the almost-daily trip to the local shopping mall; instead, visit a nearby secondhand, thrift or consignment store and purchase those items instead. By contributing to either or both of these practices, we will be generating a new cycle where less will be wasted as more is reused, and thus we can evoke positive change for the future of the Earth and its environment.
    Thrifting InducesDepicts a Consciousness
    We cannot stress enough how important it is to think before you buy! For instance, two items that you purchase and give you the same satisfaction, "don't always have the same social and ecological impact" (Young Reporters For the Environment 2009). Our everyday shopping and consumption that we often do passively, generates immense profits for large firms. When we buy any given product, we are helping its manufacturer exist and thrive as a company, which in turn, "approves the working conditions and environment of its employees, supporting its production modes... etc." (YRFE 2009).
    It is more than necessary to always seek answers, information, knowledge, and force ourselves to gain awareness and in turn help raise awareness of those around us. We must refuse to consume passively, and thrifting is a practice that may be incorporated into one's everyday life which depicts a lifestyle of consciousness, diligence, and awareness of what mass consumption truly entails on a mass scale. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), "there are approximately 250 million working children aged between five and fourteen, of which at least 120 million are involved in full-time work that is both hazardous and exploitative. Such labor is spread through the developing world" (Palley 601). This harsh reality is something that we, spectators and contributors of mass consumption, often hold a blind eye toward; we depict a mentality of, "what you don't know can't hurt you". The overwhelming truths of labour conditions in third world countries is driven by the the contributions made by excessive spending and mass production in developed countries.
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  4. page Key Message edited Key Messages Thrifting 1. Mass Consumption is Saving! a Global Issue 2. By Thrifting, We C…

    Key Messages
    Thrifting1. Mass Consumption is Saving!a Global Issue
    2. By Thrifting, We Can Evoke Many Positive Changes:
    Thrifting is Saving.

    There is a faulty belief that there is a paradox in thrift -- many believe that thrifting has the potential to further negatively affect the current economy and expand society's current recessional state by refusing to spend as they 'typically' would. David Blankenhorn of the New York Times remarks, "It's never an act of patriotism for individuals or families to buy stuff they cannot afford. Whether it's rainy or sunny outside, saving a portion of one's income for future use is always a wise idea. There is nothing paradoxical about these concepts." (26) In agreeance with Blankenhorn, our project aims to eliminate any negative preceonceived notions of feelings of skepticism others may have toward thrift shopping. Thrift shopping is a healthy and largely beneficial practice and there's no tricks or secrets about it -- by thrifting, you save!
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    state thriftiness and and diligence.
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    Helps the Environment!Environment.
    According to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, "There is an average of seven kilograms of textile waste (clothes, bedding, curtains, etc.) per person in landfills throughout Canada," (2009) and "Textile waste accounts for more than 4% of materials in Canada's landfills" (2009). It is encouraged by Environment Canada to forward any used or old clothing to local non-profit groups so that they may recycle and reuse them.
    By thrifting in order to obtain everyday attire and clothing, we are also reducing the amount of excessive textile waste that is exponentially accumulating in landfills across the nation. When we thrift shop, we retrieve clothing or other items that would otherwise have been forwarded to a landfill.
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    of our old, used.old and outdated
    The most wise and beneficial decision would be to donate any unwanted clothing or products to organizations that will either give them to those in need or recycle the items in secondhand stores and resell them -- As you can see, there are two essential ways we can contribute positively when it comes to the environment by means of thrifting: One, pass on and donate any products we no longer desire to non-profit organizations or secondhand stores that will resell the items. Two, take a break from taking the almost-daily trip to the local shopping mall; instead, visit a nearby secondhand, thrift or consignment store and purchase those items instead. By contributing to either or both of these practices, we will be generating a new cycle where less will be wasted as more is reused, and thus we can evoke positive change for the future of the Earth and its environment.
    Thrifting and Labour!Induces a Consciousness of Global Labour Issues.
    We cannot stress enough how important it is to think before you buy! For instance, two items that you purchase and give you the same satisfaction, "don't always have the same social and ecological impact" (Young Reporters For the Environment 2009). Our everyday shopping and consumption that we often do passively, generates immense profits for large firms. When we buy any given product, we are helping its manufacturer exist and thrive as a company, which in turn, "approves the working conditions and environment of its employees, supporting its production modes... etc." (YRFE 2009).
    It is more than necessary to always seek answers, information, knowledge, and force ourselves to gain awareness and in turn help raise awareness of those around us. We must refuse to consume passively, and thrifting is a practice that may be incorporated into one's everyday life which depicts a lifestyle of consciousness, diligence, and awareness of what mass consumption truly entails on a mass scale. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), "there are approximately 250 million working children aged between five and fourteen, of which at least 120 million are involved in full-time work that is both hazardous and exploitative. Such labor is spread through the developing world" (Palley 601). This harsh reality is something that we, spectators and contributors of mass consumption, often hold a blind eye toward; we depict a mentality of, "what you don't know can't hurt you". The overwhelming truths of labour conditions in third world countries is driven by the the contributions made by excessive spending and mass production in developed countries.
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  5. page Medium of Expression edited ... - invitations Flyers used as part of the jam: ... everyone to see: see. When a given con…
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    Flyers used as part of the jam:
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    everyone to see:see. When a given consumer opens the catalogue, their [expected] experience will be interrupted with our "thrift editorials." They will be taken by how in-trend our featured thrifted items are and how inexpensive such stylish and high-quality items can be from a thrift store. Finally, we've also included a flyer with the names and addresses of nearby thrift/secondhand/consignment stores which will encourage the readers to go and visit one, now that they are aware of their locations.
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  6. page home edited ... {H&Medit.jpg} We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial…
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    We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial, and here are the results!
    Here's our video documenting our culture jam!
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    3:12 pm
  7. page home edited ... {H&Medit.jpg} We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial…
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    We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial, and here are the results!
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  8. page home edited ... {H&Medit.jpg} We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial…
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    We replaced the old editorial with our new and improved THRIFTED editorial, and here are the results!
    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ouyZNcCwGDc&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ouyZNcCwGDc&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
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  9. page Medium of Expression edited ... - magazine inserts/flyers - invitations ... part of the jam: These flyers were inserted…
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    part of the jam:
    These flyers were inserted into H&M's catalogue that is currently on stands, for everyone to see:
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