Of cost of goods
Retail prices of goods often reflect their cost to be manufactured. A clothing label choosing to manufacture in Countries where wages and work conditions are controlled by Labor Laws, along with opting for narrow loom premium fabrics with less yield, using quality trims and choosing extensive R&D over ripping off other’s designs, will have to incorporate the extra cost to the consumer at retail level.
Everyone has the option to purchase cheaper imported goods from garmentos, but if supporting honest artisans seems like a worthy cause to you, may I suggest saving for one $300 well made pair of jeans from a trusted label, instead of owning four cheap Chinese or Turkish imports.
Where and how your wallet votes will be decisive on whether the manufacturing sector is still active in your Country of residence in the coming years.
Christophe Loiron, Mister Freedom®
(reply to a blogger wondering why certain garments must cost more than one can afford or is used to at times.)
Photo credit Mr.Vincent Prat from Southsiders MC