>tfw all your clothes are made in sweatshops with extremely low wages, harsh conditions, and little chance for upward mobility
lol you know they bring workers from china and have them work in sweatshops in italy in order to keep the "made in italy" label at the lowest cost possible. we're getting fucked in the ass no matter what we choose to buy
same shit but with mexicans. shit, the french minister of economy championed a brand of "made in france" clothing which actually had their shit partially made in sweatshops in northern africa, then assembled in france and sold at insanely high prices.
All of my everything was made like that
I dunno what to do about it
Well scratch that I have a couple of AA shirts
Which did this, only reason it's still together is because of superglue
Actually my shoes, socks, hats and pants are made in England.
I like to buy local if I can, at least ethical if not. I know it doesn't affect me but I like not having had someone suffer for my clothing.
>if I can't see it, it doesn't exist
keep being everything wrong with the world
someone should whip up a little infographic with details on the construction conditions of various effay brands (dick ovens, dior/raf, etc)
Are you trying to tell me that if I don't buy a shirt then all of the chink slaves will be freed? Because I'm pretty sure if I don't buy the shirt, then only one less shirt will be sold and the Chinese slaves will continue to slave away making shirts regardless.
You realize that sweatshops bring more capital to these areas and pay more than the average pay for these people right?
In other words, it's nod good pay or good hours, but it's better than child prostitution and field work in the sun. So it actually does help these places. Remember that Britain and the US had many sweatshops in the 1800s and we eventually put in labor laws
>because your choices have consequences you fucking child
Actually, in terms of garment production, they probably don't. There's huge demand for "Made in America" stuff due to the heritage market, but brands continue to move production overseas at an increasing rate.
all forms of collectivism (even those theoretically based on voluntary cooperation) can only be maintained by a central authority of some kind
a central planning authority has to be endowed with powers that would impact and ultimately control social life, because the knowledge required for centrally planning an economy is inherently decentralized, and would need to be brought under control
in centrally planned economies an individual or a select group of individuals must determine the distribution of resources, these planners will never have enough information to carry out this allocation reliably
It's a shame that there is no job market and that if you pursue a career in academe, you'll be doing LOA work until you die of starvation. Mainstream economics may indeed be backward and neo-colonial, but it is damn good at making sure everything that might disagree with it is marginalized.
Jesus christ, what do you want? A 40-something WASP millionaire making everything by hand for the thousands who order every week? If it's made in the USA, it doesn't matter, because the money's staying within that country (to an extent).
wow brazil has really evolved, the last time i heard about that place it was full of niggers and everyone was rioting because they live worse than nuggers
good job Brazil, maybe in a couple of years you can be like Chile
A low level of manual labor production needs to be kept in the US in order to keep it relevant. Otherwise it's dependent on the fluctuations of international demand for intellectual capital.
Not everybody can become engineers to fix those machines.
Not so much in China... but you know the garment trade is fucked when China is outsourcing to Bangladesh. Those brownies have a huge fucking set of problems to deal with, i mean the workers.
Slavery still exists, yo.
I wasn't rationalizing any of my own behavior. There are other factors at play beyond consumer behavior that will cause a company to move its production overseas. Look at New Balance; there's been more interest in that brand recently than at any period during its history and it's still moving production out of New England to compete. Buying American or First World or whatever is great, but your purchase today will never bring back even a single part of the industry tomorrow. Baring a few cottage industries, our actions mean next to nothing.
nigger, how oblivious are you?
it's fabric held together with thread, and when that simple system fails your best response is to fix it with SUPERGLUE?!
hahaha! what the hell is needle and thread..?
o i am laffin
christ we millenials are gonna ruin the fucking world...
what if in future we have special computer programs for distribution of goods and urban planning? they would have more than enough of reliable information to distribute enough goods equally
my economics teacher in finland has a brother who did some paper machine repairs as his job here but when the factories moved overseas (one was in Brazil and other one was in Asia somewhere) they have the same guys fly over to fix the machines every time theres a problem lol
north korea is only as bad as it is because of american neoimperialism in the region. I suspect it's good for the american capitalist interests to maintain one "failed socialist state" as evidence against alternative ways of distributing power
yup, american imperial discourse distorts even the most basic distinctions. all part of creating a world map that calls things "democratic" or "communist" depending on how attractive they look. north korea is a shitty place to live so we call it communist. america bleeds the third world for its resources and we call it a democracy... truth is we have the same corporate masters as the "communists" do. it's all a load of shit. but we really ought to look at north korea as a cautionary tale, it's true. it's a picture of what out own society is going to look like if we leave capitalism unchecked.
wow those are some real hot economists u got there
you can find an economist to support just about any theory. it's not an exact science and I wouldn't be surprised if some economists are heavily influenced by ideology or corruption,
m8 u know foucaul about philosophy
honestly quality from portugal isn't that good, they didn't really have any of the infrastructure or legacy of producing "high fashion", and I can say from personal experience, considering the MIB Raf and Ann that I've owned and handled vs the MIP items from both brands - the level of finition is p poor from poortugal. Perhaps that's just emblematic of a lot of changeover/cost-cutting measures from the houses, but to me, manufacturing in Portugal is just a low-rent way of being made in Europe
I know the factory conditions for Engineered Garments and Patty E, that's mostly good enough for me
u still *probably* know fuck all abt philosophy
The difference is that guns are literally made to hurt and or kill people. When people buy Nike clothes or whatever their intention is not to hurt the people making it, they just might not consider the ethical implications and politics behind buying said garment of clothing.
They're not from China. what you've suggested is completely asinine.They're African and Southern Asians immigrants usually. Conditions in factories are on par with china's factories. The pay is equally paltry too. Italians are p. racist on average and social mobility for anyone from developing countries is nil.
Sources: Personal experience with people who've worked in Italian factories
>Sources: Personal experience with people who've worked in Italian factories
it is true though. The cities with the factories have a high # of chinese immigrants. A lot of people do this including fancy luxury fashion houses. All of this information is easily attainable on google
They don't let chinks or niggers touch premium materials.
Enjoy your 10% cotton, 90% poly crap, plebs.
They don't bring in Chines immigrants though. Why would they when there's so many other people willing to work long hours for next to nothing? They come by their own volition.
I met a Vietnamese landscaper over there. This was last year. Seems like a lot of SAs are immigrating to southern Europe as of late. It makes no sense to me but whatever.
Cashmere is heavenly.
Vicunja is godly though.
Lol. They're adults and they've been working in garment factories their whole lives, they know how to handle cashmere.
Don't buy high end shit at all if you don't want to wear something made by dark foreigners.
>they know how to handle cashmere
No sane person would allow a nigger to handle cashmere, under any circumstance. And I know for a fact that my cashmere sweaters have not been touched by niggers: they don't smell like shit.
Seriously, I highly doubt that producers like Loro Piana, Drumohr, Johnstons of Elgin etc. allow their products to be made by third-world people.
Although you'll notice that the fast fashion crap with the uneven stitching and threads sticking out all over the place is not only poor quality, it's guaranteed to have been handled by some sweaty worker that has to pump upwards of 500 to 1000 of those a day.
Stay away from f21.
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You're a slave to this "fashionable" cult, because...
Lel, nvrmind you probably don't' know yourself, you just follow the crowds, right? Gotta fit in..more money in your overlords' pockets.
god, that seam is a masterpiece, looking at it makes me all nice and warm inside