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Quantum Weirdness
02-03-2014, 02:48 PM
If not, then why do a large number of people do?
I confess that I am guilty of this as well and it isn't something that I like. I suppose one reason is that a large number of people do not know about it. They may also not care (although I see this as being unlikely). They may also just be looking for the cheapest clothing.
Thoughts?

Cow Poke
02-03-2014, 03:47 PM
If I know something is coming as a result of Child Labor, certainly I'd not buy it. I don't think it's that simple. I think things get branded and rebranded, and it's really hard for the consumer to know where things come from.

Lately, though, I've been buying my dress shirts from the local "Good Samaritan" help center --- for some reason unbeknownst to me, there seems to be a plenteous supply of top line dress shirts in excellent condition for from $5.00 to $8.00.

Do you know of a specific brand or line that comes from Child Labor?

Quantum Weirdness
02-03-2014, 04:02 PM
If I know something is coming as a result of Child Labor, certainly I'd not buy it. I don't think it's that simple. I think things get branded and rebranded, and it's really hard for the consumer to know where things come from.

Lately, though, I've been buying my dress shirts from the local "Good Samaritan" help center --- for some reason unbeknownst to me, there seems to be a plenteous supply of top line dress shirts in excellent condition for from $5.00 to $8.00.

Do you know of a specific brand or line that comes from Child Labor?

No, unfortunately.
Wouldn't companies generally hide that information as much as possible?

JohnnyP
02-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Lately, though, I've been buying my dress shirts from the local "Good Samaritan" help center --- for some reason unbeknownst to me, there seems to be a plenteous supply of top line dress shirts in excellent condition for from $5.00 to $8.00.

I shop thrift or flea for all my clothes, I'm too much of a tightwad to pay $20+ for a shirt or jeans I can get for $5. Best score was a new $120 pair of Doc Martens at the flea for $5.

Cow Poke
02-03-2014, 08:17 PM
No, unfortunately.
Wouldn't companies generally hide that information as much as possible?

Exactly.

Cow Poke
02-03-2014, 08:19 PM
I shop thrift or flea for all my clothes, I'm too much of a tightwad to pay $20+ for a shirt or jeans I can get for $5. Best score was a new $120 pair of Doc Martens at the flea for $5.

Some years ago, I dropped some clothes off at the local SOS (Society of Samaritans) and decided just to "look around"... I was amazed at the top quality clothes for very little money, and I'm not too proud to buy and wear them. Heck, I had three older brothers when I was growing up -- everything I wore was hand-me-downs! :shrug:

Joel
02-19-2014, 06:15 PM
If not, then why do a large number of people do?
I confess that I am guilty of this as well and it isn't something that I like. I suppose one reason is that a large number of people do not know about it. They may also not care (although I see this as being unlikely). They may also just be looking for the cheapest clothing.
Thoughts?
If families in country X are so poor that their children must work in order to survive, then what they need is more demand for their labor, not less.