Ladydrawers: Let's Go Shopping

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:11 By Julia Gfrörer and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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2013 0910ld fbThe Ladydrawers' year-long look at the global garment and sex trades began in August with an introductory strip called Fast Fashion. Our second strip from Julia Gfrörer and Anne Elizabeth Moore begins where, ideally, the production line should end: at H&M, Zara, Forever 21, and other fast-fashion retail stores. That's where the wear and tear of sped-up production is clear, if you just talk to the people whose job it is to put the clothes out on the floor every day. 

Of course, the monstrous second-hand industry in the US means first-run retail stores are not the real end of the production line, but Gfrörer and Moore will be back next month to tell you more about labor and economics in the cast-off garment trade. As always, you can catch all the strips from the very beginning right here.

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Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

Julia Gfrörer

Julia Gfrörer was born in 1982 in Concord, NH, and currently lives and works in Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Thickness, Arthur Magazine, and Best American Comics, and her graphic novel, Black Is the Color, will be published by Fantagraphics in October 2013. Her last name rhymes with 'despair.'

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