This blurred line is at the heart of my recent cover story in the CS Monitor. I feel that the feature is one of my most important works to date, bridging my travels and research from my first book WEARING and my latest book EATING.
I felt compelled to write the main story as I followed the tragedy of the recent collapsed factory in Bangladesh that killed 1,129 garment workers.
Here’s how Monitor Editor, John Yemma, introduced the feature:
“Kelsey’s reporting is not designed to steer you away from these items but to help you appreciate the human lives behind them.”
Read the main story, “Follow the Label: The Odyssey of our food and clothing”
The feature also included four sidebars, three of which were adapted from EATING and one from WEARING:
Starbucks farmers who never heard of Starbucks (Starbucks called me the day — a Sunday! — that this article came out. I had tried to reach them for over a year to comment. Still waiting to hear back from them.)
I talked about the feature with the Monitor’s Pat Murphy…