Americans need to stop buying cheap clothes
April 2 , 2014
Americans buy plenty of cheap clothes and an average citizen spends 3 percent of his annual income on clothing. Keila Tyner of Quartz writes that "fast fashion" is like "fast food diets," which are high in calories (quantity) and not so good in nutrition (quality).
Considering the fact that we only wear about 20 percent of our clothes most of the time, wouldn't it make sense to stop wasting money on clothing that we don't need?
"Instead of buying five fast-fashion, low-quality items costing $25 each, they could invest in one or two quality items at a higher price point," Tyner writes. We should consider how all the cheap clothing we buy may be indirectly costing us much more than we realize."