Saturday, March 5, 2011

I love Ikea as much as the next girl...

but.....
have you ever wondered how they could possibly sell their products so cheap??
I have too.
I thought it was just because it's pretty low quality.  Thin, soft wood, cheap metals, etc.
I just came across this article, and while it's a couple years old, it was new to me.
not that modern day slavery is new to me, but the idea that, that is how Ikea is so cheap.
depressing really.

Have you ever read the book Disposable People by Kevin Bales??
you should. it's a real eye opener.

check this article out if you feel so inclined and decide for yourself if those cheap (and truthfully somewhat crappy items) from Ikea are worth it.
http://news.change.org/stories/the-slave-behind-your-bargain

1 comment:

Kensi said...

love the blog header! you're going to have to teach me how you do it one of these days! :-D

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