As if you needed another reason to buy American made products, I ask this Question; Do we bear responsibility when tragedy strikes in the faraway places where the cheap, throwaway garments so popular on the American retail market are made? Check this out courtesy of the folks at Grist and Utne, especially in light of the tragic losses of lives at a garment factory in Bengladesh. Fashion isn’t frivolous — it’s life or death – Utne Altwire.
Consider this; What you spend your dollar on is more important than ever before, and may even matter than the vote you cast at election time. If you don’t care about saving American jobs, or the rights of workers worldwide, at least you’d want to save a life right? Even if it cost two or three more dollars for a t-shirt, yes? Or are we so hungry for a bargain we just don’t care how the item got to us, or whether there was blood and suffering intrinsic to its creation?
Money matters, it has power, it has a voice. You can effect change in the way you spend yours. Think about it, and please check the tag before you put your money down.