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Cheap clothes. Do you feel guilty?

I wonder about sweat shops or very badly paid people making my cheaply sourced clothes. It makes me feel bad but then expensive clothes can come from unfair traders too. How can we get round this? CAn we? Should we?

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Asked by Womamhood at 9:51 AM on Jul. 7, 2011 in Shopping

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  • It's incredibly sad, isn't it? If it were us, our families, our children working in those shops, there would be more outrage. It's a hard battle to fight though - I don't know of many clothing lines that pay their employees fairly.....


    Answer by banana-bear at 9:55 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • we should be aware of this
    hard to tell what conditions clothes, shoes, etc were made
    that is until the story hits the news
    and then it is usually not a big story

    i remember hearing one story years back about a sneaker brand , made by children, orphans mostly, made in 3rd world
    never have bought that brand again

    buying thrift store helps my mind, might have started out in 3rd world sweat shop, but at least saving from landfill

    reuse, recycle, repurpose

    maybe someone will have found a good link to brands that do not have good track record on this
    a list of brand names to avoid

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:58 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • i sometimes where these clothes come from and if they come from a sweat shop..but how do you find this info you really think everyone would ban together and stop buying thier favorite clothes bc of this new information...i honestly dont think everyone would....and should we yes we should can we now thats a diffrent story..where would we start? how would it end..why are thses kids working in the first place where are thier moms and dads????? good question

    Answer by rachel216 at 9:58 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I can't afford to be picky

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:00 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • My pocketbook determines how much I pay.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:08 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • What can I say? I love a bargain, I love a close out, I love a sale. How about shopping at Marshall's or TJ Maxx for name brands at lower prices? Or support the Salvation Army, Good Will, local churches by buying from their second hand stores? Show love for your neighbor by purchasing via yard and garage sales.

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 4:57 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

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