Tuesday, May 31, 2005

SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Society | Wrist watch

SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Society | Wrist watch: "Wrist watch

It was the issue that animated the G2 audience more than anything else: charity wristbands and why we wear them. Are they effective in helping a cause, or just a style item? And if they're made in sweatshops, what then? Oliver Burkeman attempts to get answers while we ask other Hay-goers what their bracelets mean to them

Tuesday May 31, 2005
The Guardian

Ever since the internet auction site eBay was launched, in 1995, a steady stream of eyebrow-raising stories has been generated as a result of the bizarre or troubling things that people have tried to sell on it: illegal stun-guns and NHS defibrillators, for example, along with a Gulfstream jet, someone's virginity, a decommissioned nuclear bunker, and a pair of leather trousers once worn by Ronan Keating. "

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