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Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How Cheap Your Clothes Are

Yasha Wallin

We need to stop bragging about clothes based on how cheap they are because in doing so, we are undervaluing the efforts of millions of people who are employed by the garment industry, either by choice out of love or by default to keep food on the table. We are fueling retailers to pump out lots of stuff to feed our habits, and they are scrambling to keep up. Be purposeful about how/when/why you shop.

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  • Doris Yee

    The goal of fashion is not to grab a bargain - it's to make your clothes last longer. A european coworker of mine once complained to me that Americans are addicted to things free or cheap...even if we don't want it, our minds want to score that deal. But often enough, the less you pay...the less it will last. Unless it's a well-made tunic not-made-in-China and found in a thrift shop, be cautious of what you're emptying your wallet on. This is why I don't shop at H&M or Zara (or what Etsy calls "Fast Fashion").

    Yasha, you should read this History of a Cheap Dress: