I can sympathize with Nellie. Labor Day is the symbolic end to summer, and I’m not happy about it. She may be taking it lying down, but I am up and squeezing every bit of warmth out of these cool-ish days. I love fall, but why does winter have to follow so closely?
While I’m trying to figure it all out, here are some stories from the past two weeks.
* Major clothing companies continue in their refusal to learn more about the people making clothes for them.
* Urban Outfitters had more than $3.4 billion in sales in 2015, but still asked employees to give up their weekends to volunteer at the company’s fulfillment center. The CEO is worth $1.3 billion but salaried employees often work 16 hour days. And so on…
* “Jayne Shrimpton explains how photographs of our ancestors at leisure can give us an insight into their lives.”
* After being “lost” for 250 years, Clones Castle was found – “behind a Georgian terrace known as Castle Street, which contains a building called Castle House.”
* Here’s proof that bad human behavior does not happen only in museums.
* Clothing sales are suffering because people are beginning to recognize that the quality is bad.
* Are any of you watching The Collection on Amazon? I am waiting for a rainy day.
* “Charred tatters that were part of one of Britain’s greatest tapestry collections are to be publicly displayed for the first time…”
* The conservation labs at the National Scottish Museums show the conservation of a rare dye laboratory book.
* When a clothing exhibition focuses on the wearers rather than the clothing.
* Fast fashion is bad for us, article number 974.