Ban simcha swag from Jewish celebrations
Distributing clothes to Bar Mitzvah guests is profoundly wasteful. The story of Rachel’s t-shirt that ended up in Kenya highlights just how long a road we all have to travel.
NPR’s “Planet Money” recently aired a series about the life of t-shirts. One t-shirt in particular captured the imagination of the show’s producers. The shirt - once owned by Rachel Williams (a nametag was ironed on) - was a giveaway from the 1993 Bat Mitzvah of someone named Jennifer, and was discovered in a rummage bin in Kenya.