Did you pay too much for your running shoes?

When is the last time you bought yourself running shoes?

A T-shirt?

Sweat pants?

Did you get a real bargain?

Here’s the real price behind your inexpensive clothes:

Who made your clothes?

Fall doesn’t arrive officially until September 23rd.

Denim Wrap Top

Stores are urging you to buy lots and lots of new clothes with the change of seasons.

 

This video here was made almost a year ago. You may or may not have seen it.

It is only 2:44 minutes long.

Watch below:

Have you ever  thought about who  made your clothes?

Do you like to buy lots of clothes, buying cheaply,
and replacing the clothes every few months?

Or do you prefer to buy something only occasionally, looking for quality,
spending more knowing that it will last a long time?

In other words,

are you a

QUANTITY shopper?
-or-
QUALITY shopper?

Or something in-between?

(I am in-between but would prefer to be a quality-only shopper.
I admit, sometimes it is hard to resist a cute Tshirt for $5!)
The video is just to have us think about the impact of our decisions.

I am curious to hear what you have to say.
Please leave your thoughts  below!

Who really made your clothes?

I did not make this video (although I wish I had!)
It is called HANDPRINT,  from Director Mary Nighy and Producers White Lodge.
It premiered at London Fashion Week in the fall of 2013.  The film aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by garment workers and jewelry producers around the world.
“You carry the stories of the people that make your clothes”

– Inspired by Ali Hewson