26 Jun '12, 5pm

Want to know how your H&M shirt costs only $5? Of course you don't, but read this anyway:

Want to know how your H&M shirt costs only $5? Of course you don't, but read this anyway:

I think it is similar to the food movement in that people in this country don’t have a lot of money yet they’re obese. It’s so similar to fashion. We are drowning in cheap clothes. Even people who don’t have a lot of money have overflowing closets. I think it’s about how people spend the money they do have. The national average of spending on clothing is around $1,100 per year. Instead of going out and buying another two pairs of jeans when you already own 10, think about using that money this year to instead invest in something that you’re going to keep for longer. Or invest in something that you don’t already own that’s actually really unique. I think it’s about changing the way you shop and not necessarily increasing your overall spending. …

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