William Lee

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About the Author

This is Will, current content coordinator at Trusted Clothes. Will is a writer at heart with a journalism print background. An award-winning writer and video producer, Will divides his time between super-heroing at Trusted Clothes and being a complete die-hard Star Trek fan. And wearing funny Captain Picard shirts too.

latest posts by this author

Trump gags EPA: a sign of things to come?

“Donald Trump may say a lot of things, but it doesn’t mean he’ll do all of them.” For anyone who’s ever thought this way about Trump (yours truly included), Trump himself has just made a public rebuke of all... Read More

Nanotechnology in your clothes: science-fiction no more

There’s a terrifying scene in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “The Best of Both Worlds” in which Captain Jean-Luc Picard has been kidnapped by a malevolent race of techno-zombies called the Borg.

The scene depicts Picard, lying... Read More

The Uzbekistan First Family

The first family of Uzbekistan: ruthless authoritarians or Kardashian wannabes? How about both?

As a 30-something Canadian guy, I have an irrational (or, in my opinion, a perfectly reasonable) hatred for Canadian politics. After the election which ushered in... Read More

Microfibers and Microplastics in our waters

Water pollution can't be seen by the naked eye

Now that's what I call high quality microfibers... Erm I mean H2O. So says Bobby Boucher from The Waterboy. That is, if Bobby knew what we were really... Read More

National Water Quality Month; What are you doing to help keep our water clean?

National Water Quality Month

It's mid-August. Another super hot week here in southwestern Ontario. Most Canadians and Americans are enjoying the remaining two months of the Summer. Many home owners in my neighbourhood are... Read More

Modern China is no fairy tale for women

August 9 is Qixi Festival in China, otherwise known as Chinese Valentine's day.

There is a famed story behind the Qixi Festival: it is the story of Niulang and Zhinu.... Read More

Microcredit: empowering women, one loan at a time

Gender imbalance in the business world is not new. Nor is it a secret. The old saying 'it's a man's world' used to apply aptly to the business community in... Read More

Why is Canada killing its fashion industry?

The clothing industry in Canada is under assault

Earlier in July, IMG events management announced the cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week due to a lack of commercial and local... Read More

Little bees... Big impact

Worker Bees and organic cotton

Max McLaughlin is a slave owner.  He is the proud owner of hundreds of thousands of tiny slaves that work themselves to death each summer. “Don’t get me wrong, I love... Read More

Stop being so damn clean... you're hurting the environment

Your dirty laundry and the environment

So you're about to wash your weekly basket of laundry. It's the middle of July. Hot as hell. You look at the mini mountain that is your dirty clothes... Read More

Normal vs. organic clothing: what's the difference?

The global apparel market is valued at 3 trillion dollars (3,000 billion), and accounts for 2 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The womenswear industry alone is valued at 621 billion dollars. The menswear is valued... Read More

Luxury versus basic fabrics: why some fabrics cost more than others

The Fabric Price Points

Ever wonder why some fabrics in the quilt shops are so pricey when you can pick up others at Wal-Mart on the cheap? The answer, as it turns out, is all in the process. The main price differences... Read More

How to organize a clothes swap event

On July 6, Trusted Clothes held a clothes swapping event at our headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario.

I was one of the volunteers who helped out with organizing and making sure everything ran smoothly. It was a... Read More

Exploitation: necessary evil... or a race to the bottom?

Transnationals. The word evokes images of Nike or Apple-like corporations paying below-poverty level wages to a faceless, nameless and powerless mass of workers in an underdeveloped country toiling away in inhumane working conditions. In many... Read More

Wearing plastic-free clothes

Ah. July. The second month of the Summer. The month when we are out enjoying the sun, trying to get a tan(least in Canada anyways).

July... Read More

The impacts of big-box discount stores on local retail businesses

We've all heard of it: Wal-Mart moves into your neighbourhood or shopping mall near you and after a few months, (or years), you gradually see other shops shutter their doors. The impacts of the so-called big-box stores on your local... Read More

Made in America... Or is it?

Made in USA.

Three little words that make a huge difference to consumers in the US. The terms conjure up sentiments of patriotism from Americans... Read More

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