Some of the people closest to me that I’ve been having a quarter-life crisis of sorts when it comes to style. I recently became determined to stop paying large prices for items of clothing that largely came out of China. It mostly started from my rage about how places like Anthropologie charge $250 for dresses most likely made by slave labour.
I thought it would be easy. You get what you pay for, right? (Except at Anthropologie.) Or so I thought.
It seems that almost everything is made in China. On my tag-scouting spree, everything I wanted to purchase was made there. I can’t tell you how heart-breaking I found this. I mean, I know that we source a lot of things from there because of the cheap labour, but I didn’t realize just how much. For some reason, I had it in my mind that the unethical companies were, like, Walmart. And that was it.
Even many luxury brands were discovered to be sporting China tags.
I did stumble upon this link earlier today, and was once more surprised by how many popular luxury brands scored so low! Check it out for yourself.
Now, I’m not claiming to be any sort of ethical expert. There is probably ethical sourcing that still comes out of China. I am just shocked that my assumptions that a decent chunk of clothing was made in North America were shattered.
So if you have any suggestions for ethical brands that I could start looking at, or tips in avoiding an incredibly unethical wardrobe, I’d love to hear from you!