Labels Are Fables! Trashin' Fashion!
Labels Are Fables!
I have no idea what "fashion" is I suppose.
I just try to dress in practical clothes.
We're going to be more useful whenever duty calls,
If we don some old utilities or maybe some overalls!
Bob Marley - One Love
Just who is this “Tommy Hilfiger”?
I saw his Hawaiian shirt and I have to say,
As far as Hawaiian shirts go, his was just Okay.
But here’s the fable of his label:
His shirt was selling for a hundred and fifty.
I’ve got to tell you – I have to be thrifty!
Of course there’s more to criticize than just the price.
He’s reported to like “sweatshops”. Now that ain’t nice!
Now this was happening in the US Territory of Saipan.
Labor laws do not apply to the Saipan man.
It’s a US Commonwealth, they say.
And they label it "Made in the USA".
Hilfiger settled a class action suit.
One fifty for a shirt just ain’t enough loot.
“Sweatshop dude? No minimum wage?"
And still, Tommy Hilfiger is “all the rage”.
I saw your coat at the consignment store.
The price they were asking was too good to ignore.
I could tell right away it was made very well.
The workmanship was exquisite as anyone could tell.
The shell is one hundred percent leather.
It’s durable, and warm in cold weather.
Yes, a peasant is making a fine garment.
You’ll get the money and glory, you varmint!
I bought your coat for a pittance of your price.
Now I think of that seamstress and her sacrifice.
She went in early and got off late.
You made sure she had a lot on her plate.
I’ll wear this Hilfiger coat I guess.
But I’ll be wearing it for that sewing princess!
What happened to, “what you do for the least of these,
You also do for me!”? Tell me please!
And what’s this thing called a Commonwealth?
Is this implying an actual “common wealth”?
Or is it just the “common” against the “wealth”?
The “common” have little in common with “wealth”.
So Mr. Hilfiger, your label is a fable.
Allow me to proverbially “lay it on the table”.
In the game of fairness, you came up lame.
The label is a fable. Yours is the name of shame.
I have no problem with wearing this jacket.
I won't picket you or cause any racket.
You're just a topic of rotten conversation.
You like your own brand of discrimination!
It'll be a verification of the observation,
Of your adding inflammation to our irritation,
Because of your corporation, causing regurgitation.
Congrats, you rats, you mastered the art of exploitation!
I'll wear the coat and tell the story.
You'll probably wrap yourself in Old Glory!
So you took advantage of the Saipan Princess!
That's what you and your ilk might call suck-cess!
Now Tommy Hilfiger, I know you ain't common.
Folks who are common, ain't got your wealth!
You just justify "something" with this "Common Wealth"!
There’s a reckoning coming and the reckoning knows stealth!
This beautifully made coat, I'll gladly wear!
For the Seamstress Princess everywhere!
God, give her sweet dreams and when she wakes,
Please give her some happiness and peace- for HEAVEN SAKES!
~By Micky Dee~