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Old 11-30-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Is this correct?

I just got a link to this information in my email box:

Catwalk Queen - http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/

True to form, Edun, the clothing line Bono and his wife launched last year, with the aim of helping the fashion-challenged amongst us to get dressed in the morning, has sold so poorly that Bono announced the closure of the company at a press conference this week. "Edun clothes sold so poorly that we were increasing Third World debt by having them manufactured in the Third World," said Bono.

Is this correct? Does anyone have info on this press conference? Nothing is posted in the U2 news about it.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:54 PM   #2
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Nope, its a joke article

http://www.pugbus.net/artman/publish...dunfolds.shtml

a pretty funny one too

you really think Bono would say this?

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"Edun clothes sold so poorly that we were increasing Third World debt by having them manufactured in the Third World," said Bono.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:01 PM   #3
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Well, Bono has a weird sense of humor. I'm glad to see it was all just a joke then.


I'd hate to see Edun not making it, especially for Ali.
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you really think Bono would say this?

Well, they have really been struggling, from a business POV...like Bono would ever admit to it though!
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Well, Bono has a weird sense of humor. I'm glad to see it was all just a joke then.


I'd hate to see Edun not making it, especially for Ali.
Yep, those Hewsons must be down to their last 50 million.....
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Yep, those Hewsons must be down to their last 50 million.....
Eh .......I didn't mean for them financially, but that it would be hard for Ali to see that she hadn't been able to help the people she cares about and be able to make a difference in helping the african trade. Get real.
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Ah, a sense of humour, it's a marvellous thing, please try one!
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i'm all for helping third world debt...but i'm still in my own debt with those jeans I bought!!!
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Edun has beautiful clothes , but its so expensive plus there is so much competition out there with everyone having a clothes line...

I hope that they continue with EDUN, but I think the RED campaign will do better..

I only have an EDUN hoodie and that set be back some $$ at the time I bought it..I wish I could buy more but cant at the moment
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I've seen pix of celebrities wearing EDUN, and also seen various of their clothing articles in fashion mags.... it takes a while for a label to develop a following... especially when its higher-end.

I'm just happy w/my ONE t-shirt for now!!
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They should somehow include Edun w/ Red so it could do better or get more publicity. It would be a shame if they really did close down...I love the idea of the company.

Or maybe they should try and make it a little low end for the rest of us! I like buying nice clothes, but i'm personally not going to spend all my $ on designer jeans and $40 t-shirts.
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^^ Exactly. Love 'em, but I need to pay rent.
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Ah, a sense of humour, it's a marvellous thing, please try one!

..There's a difference between having a sense of humour and sarcasm...
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Ah, a sense of humour, it's a marvellous thing, please try one!
My sense of humour is just fine and dandy, thank you very much.
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Bono has a great sense of humor, it sounds like his kind of joke.
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Well, Bono has a weird sense of humor. I'm glad to see it was all just a joke then.


I'd hate to see Edun not making it, especially for Ali.

thankyou, I know that you meant well by your statement so I'm not criticizing you

but as a person that has friends in Lesotho, I know how much this little landlocked southern African country is relying on EDUN (and Bono's and Ali's "star power") to bring back economic investment in their country.



As 40% of Lesotho's GNP is dependent on its textile industry, the real losers if EDUN ever did close would be the people in countries like Lesotho who manufacture these clothes.


And that would be the biggest disappointment.
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..There's a difference between having a sense of humour and sarcasm...
I already have a mother, but cheers for volunteering
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As 40% of Lesotho's GNP is dependent on its textile industry, the real losers if EDUN ever did close would be the people in countries like Lesotho who manufacture these clothes.

And that would be the biggest disappointment.

Jamila - this is really important to remember.

and if you can't handle the expense of the clothes line, you can always donate whatever/whenever you can to the AWF.
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and if you can't handle the expense of the clothes line, you can always donate whatever/whenever you can to the AWF.
Or purchase "fair trade" clothes from one of many other non-profits already in place. EDUN is certainly not unique; they are different in that they are marketing towards higher-end fashion. There are other clothing lines that are more affordable, but unfortunately they go unnoticed unless someone like Bono comes along and makes them cool
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Or purchase "fair trade" clothes from one of many other non-profits already in place. EDUN is certainly not unique; they are different in that they are marketing towards higher-end fashion. There are other clothing lines that are more affordable, but unfortunately they go unnoticed unless someone like Bono comes along and makes them cool
Could you tell me which other clothing lines? I'd be interested to know. thankyou.
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