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April Cornell clothes: made in India, responsibly

april-cornell-picture.jpgIt's time again to pull out those cotton shorts and summer sun-dresses.

But this year many of us are doing some soul-searching about where those clothes come from - after the tragic factory collapse in Bangladesh.

The Montreal designer and retailler April Cornell is well aware of the debate. Her colourful cotton prints have been made in India since the mid-70s. Now you can find her clothes across North America and online.

We've called her up this morning to talk with her about her own story and how she deals with the issue of overseas manufacturing.

April Cornell still has a flagship store in Montreal, but these days she's based in Burlington, Vermont. That's where Elizabeth Robertson reached her this morning.

(Photo , above, of April Cornell; courtesy of April Cornell)

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