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Be fair, be Justa

Becoming a Bikram yoga teacher is one of my dreams. A dream that I have been thinking for a couple of years since I started practicing. But I also have another dream, an ultimate desire: to combine in some way or another my profession (As I metioned in my first post I am a political scientist specialized in  conflicts and peace processes) with Bikram yoga. And lately I have been doing just that, designing my yoga clothing line: JUSTA “But how are both related?” you might ask… Well, this yoga apparel has some characteristics that explain this relationship. Conflicts are not only provoked by political/racial /religious reasons, but also due to economic interests. Particularly in Asia, and some countries in latin-america like Guatemala and Mexico, a particular model of textile production has been imposed. As these countries have a considerably large population of undereducated women, caused by gender inequality, many companies see this situation as a business opportunity. Because of lack of social responsibilities to foreign textile investors, clothing firms have been taken advantage in many ways: extending working …