I would think a Hello Kitty armband on a Thai police uniform is a dashing fashion statement!
After all, who could resist this little cutie kitty ?
Not according to the NY Times' Cute Kitty Is Pink Badge of Shame in Bangkok,
The article says that Pongpat Chayaphan, acting chief of the Crime Suppression Division who " .. has trained with the American Secret Service and the Canadian police, and says he wants to modernize his force, “even though we lack the highest technology, equipment and mind-set. ...
An aide, Maj. Weeraprach Wonrat, said the chief was a believer in behavioral science. Pink armbands for misdemeanors are a start. Stronger measures could be next for corruption and other more serious infractions."
This leads to an article in TIME
How a $1720 Louis Vuitton LOVE tote bag .. might make the world a little greener ?
The idea being if shoppers in London and HongKong lined up to buy this $15 tote bags and use them to bag groceries - they will in turn use fewer disposable plastic bags.
Even more so, if celebrities & movie stars who can afford the LV Love bags, start carrying these designer totebags, and very likely make a fashion statement of them being eco-friendly .... who wouldn't want to be like them ?
Anyway, fashion statement may not be enough to make the world a litttle greener, a legislation like banning nonbiodegradable bags from grocery stores which San Francisco was the first U.S. city to enforce it, would probably make more impact.