Last time on Enrichmentality, we examined the equation ethical = expensive, and found that, in most cases, we can’t trust this assumption. Sometimes, clothing is cheap and nasty. But it can be expensive and nasty, too. In fact, some of the most expensive brands had the very worst environmental and social records according to the Ethical Fashion Report. But I came across something important when I was analysing the data included in the report. And that was the fact that most of the brands surveyed that sold exclusively or primarily children’s clothing scored abysmally.Continue reading “Did a child make your child’s clothes?”
But is this really the case? Can uniforms actually exacerbate discrimination?
But there’s no reason to assume that your retirement age will be the same as your superannuation preservation age or your pension eligibility age.
We got off the bus with our small backpacks and began walking down the road. Most people were struggling with heavy suitcases and multiple bags. As we continued on foot to a cheap restaurant where we could spend a few hours before our check-in, we passed a small trolley, probably belonging to a homeless person, impeccably organised. Expensive executive bags with specialty pockets and zippers and organising inserts would not come close to the precision with which the owner of this trolley had carefully stored their few possessions. An assortment of neatly stacked books. A row of well-organised toiletries.
― Karl Lagerfeld
Some – such as fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld – view fashion as an art form. A mode of communication. A way of life.
In Britain, women spend an average of £28,350 ($35,400) on clothing compared to men’s spend of £16,200 ($20,230). Average spends on shoes are likewise are £8,100 ($10,100) for women, £4,725 ($5,900) for men.
There is a variety of reasons for this disparity. Women’s clothes are generally more expensive, and women buy more clothes. But why?
My diagnosis: TOO MANY CLOTHES.
The hamper is full. You should really do a load of washing.
But your wardrobe is jam-packed.
Which is more tempting? Grabbing something already washed and folded? Or washing the things you need to?