The cost of fashion, hidden and not so.


The cost of fashion, hidden and not so.

You may have seen the famous Coca-Cola advertisements of the 1970s, where young people from many countries gathered to sing “perfect harmony”. But have you ever seen the famous 1970 s of the members of the international women’s union of advertisement, including the United States men and women of many RACES simultaneous singing, fellow asked the label “alliances” when you buy clothes?

They explained that the tag meant “we can make in America.” It’s not a label that you won’t hear, and you won’t find a union label in H&M, Walmart, uniqlo or any of the chain stores and americans are buying clothes at the lowest price.

Instead, you’ll find tags that read “made in Bangladesh” or “made in China” clothing, can buy the price of coke and a sandwich, its manufacturing is no guarantee that the lives of the workers wages “us”, or any other place.

In “Overdressed”, Elizabeth l. Cline explains: “in the late 1970s, three quarters of our clothes were made in America.” Today, that number has dropped to 2%. , she writes, as consumers have more and more attention to the quality and trend rather than innovation design, americans have begun to view clothing as a “random” purchase, this trend got a bargain with the help of the online 24 hours a day.

Where is the damage in the new clothes buying cycle? In addition to permanent labor woes, Ms. Klein argues, “free” disposable clothing brings “cheap consistency.”

In order to display the current fashion industry how to run, Mr. Crane in overseas sent an email to ask the company to mass production charge how many she described some of the clothes (out) from the brooklyn own hangers. In dhaka and santo Domingo in Hong Kong, she met with garment workers and witnessed the hardships they had to make to secure American contracts. Later, she went to the struggling garment district of New York City to buy a dress that she knew would cost six times as much and twice as much as the cheap traders would tolerate. When only a small group of people know well-made clothes and well-made clothing, of the difference between those who wore designer clothes tend to be more concerned about the brand instead of stitching, she wrote, “it’s not that we cannot pay more money for fashion;

JENNIFER BAUMGARTNER, a psychologist and wardrobe consultant based in Potomac, md., has accused the country of snapping up clothing virus. In her pithy book, “you are what you wear,” she analyzes nine “symptomatic” closets she encounters at work.

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From what the New York times sees shaping the dress code we share, Vanessa Friedman is your private shopper.

She describes the travel more than 40 years old mother fashion closet, his coat hangers and drawer filled with diamond candy color terry jumpsuits, plastic flip-flops and neon jelly bracelets, because her shop like her teenage daughter. (there is a reason called “forever 21” instead of “forever 47”.)

She revealed the “cover blow” wardrobe of a woman in an overdressed wardrobe, and she believes her eye-catching outfit will win her admiration at the office and the night club. On the contrary, her clothes made her purr. Dr. Baumgartner recommended some closets to get the right attention.

A built-in wardrobe or cupboard of the most common crime may be forced to “shopping to you give up”, under this kind of force, coupons enthusiasm of consumers to purchase or charge or affordable than they wear more clothing, attracted to those who seem to be very good exchange. Dr Baumgartner diagnosed a fashion felony like this and “sales mania”.

So, at a cultural moment, it’s crazy to succumb to the temptation to buy fashionable clothes at a low price, even if it’s a cultural moment that the celebrity touts the combination of Target and Tory Burch. Beauty editor Andrea Pomerantz Lustig thinks, when your equipment cost less than lunch, the best thing to do is spend millions of dollars, with her hair, makeup and skin care, with her writing skills to kill the hair in his life.

In her book “how to look very expensive” (she means “elegant”, which is widely sought after the description of the embarrassing aura of sincere words), she reveals her power tools in the Arsenal, and provide affordable for her cosmetics weapons and DIY replacement.

The effect of the women generally fall into four categories (classical style park avenue, Bohemian, European style and Hollywood trend), she offers various needed skin appearance, hair, eyebrows, teeth and nails strategy and product recommendations.

She advocates a “hybrid” approach. You don’t have to stick with chanel and Fekkai; L ‘oreal and John frieda can do that. “Like fashion, you can go to the discount store shopping,” Ms. Lustig wrote. “you can choose between skincare products, high-end, low-end and ubiquitous, and wear them. ”

In the absence of firm fashion rules, every woman must be aware of her beautiful borders.


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