Monthly Archives: September 2014

Activism or Activity?

“Mainstream consumers are intellectually informed, but not emotionally engaged in the discourse on the consumer economy, nor are they translating these messages into lifestyle changes.” Let’s just let that marinate for a minute. Upon reading Fashion and Sustainability Design for … Continue reading

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Enough is enough!

At this point I’m beginning to wonder if I will ever have an epiphany. This week I was numb to the subject and it didn’t particularly interest me. Beginning with our first reading, Needs, Fletcher discusses the needs of human … Continue reading

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Do you need it?

The other day I was looking through Pinterest trying to find a new pair of boots for fall. I couldn’t seem to find the perfect pair, that’s when I realized I have shoes. I don’t need new boots when I … Continue reading

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Emotionally Uninvolved

Identifying a clear line between a want and a fundamental human need has proven to be quite the task in today’s covetous world. However, Manfred Max-Neef accepted the challenge of deciphering between the needs and desires of humans and established … Continue reading

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Gold Rush

I’m rich! I’m rich! I’m rich! Well, at least as rich as you can be as a college student. As an independent student, I rely on loans and working part time to help support myself. So far this semester I … Continue reading

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“What Do You Mean You NEED That?”

Growing up your parents probably tried to teach you the difference between something you wanted and something you needed. They undoubtedly tried to reason with you that the only true needs you have are for food, water, shelter, and clothing. … Continue reading

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Can’t get no Satisfaction

If we were satisfied with our consumptions, you would think we would stop consuming, right? Wrong! We still consume even if we are satisfied with a product, it may just be more delayed than would be if you weren’t satisfied … Continue reading

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