Where is Bernie Wearing?

Where is Bernie wearing?

Bernie’s coat is from Burton, a snowboard apparel company in Vermont. Of course, it wasn’t made in Vermont. As someone who has traveled around the world to ask where my clothing came from, I took a few minutes to look at Bernie’s jacket. Some thoughts:

1) It’s sold out because Bernie is a fashion icon.

2) The Burton site simply states that the coat was Imported. Sometimes that’s because an item is made in several countries. Nothing necessarily nefarious, but I like to see companies acknowledge where their products actually come from.

3) The Burton CEO visited 5 of the factories from which they source in 2017. That’s good to see.

4) The company has the addresses…

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Good People: Memoirist & Uke Rocker Pam Mandel

KelseyTimmerman · 33: Pam Mandel

Pam Mandel left suburbia for a lifetime of travel when she was only 17. She writes about her early travel days in her new memoir THE SAME RIVER TWICE.

Pam joined Kelsey and Jay to chat about hitchhiking, travel, questioning intentions while doing good, the time she went to the airport to help a refugee, founding a nonprofit, and, of course, jamming in a ukelele rock band.

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