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Why You Should Think About Where Your Clothes Come From Before Buying Them

There's nothing like updating your wardrobe with some new clothes. Long before those clothes find their place in your closet, though, they go through a long process of creation and shipping. Given this long supply chain, it is often easy for abuses to take place that add some negative weight to the clothes you buy. By being a conscious consumer, though, you can choose clothes that respect people and the environment. To help you think through your wardrobe choices, here are a few reasons why you should think about where your clothes come from before buying them.

Provide a Fair Wage

There's a reason that many clothing brands are so cheap. The reason is that the labor used to create those clothes is cheap, as well. In many countries, laborers who make clothes are vastly underpaid, meaning they may not have money to provide for their families even though they're working hard. By considering the source of your clothes, though, you can choose clothes from factories where workers are paid a good living wage.

Protect the Environment

The dyes used in clothes, in many cases, are harmful to the environment. Therefore, it's important that any runoff from clothing factories is tightly controlled to prevent harm to the environment. By choosing a responsible clothing company for your next men's ultra soft flowy tee, you can be sure that you're protecting the environment from harm, both in the local region and in the world as a whole.

Prevent Abuse

Though it doesn't happen everywhere, there are often, unfortunately, human rights abuses that take place inside clothing factories around the world. Whether it's hot working areas or inadequate safety equipment, buying clothes from many companies causes thousands of people to put their lives at risk. By purchasing from a reputable company, though, you can have confidence that the working conditions meet or exceed local regulations, ensuring that everyone who works there can go home safely at the end of the day.

It's What You Wear

Another reason to carefully consider where you buy your clothes is that the outfits you wear are close to your skin throughout the day. If you choose clothes from a generic clothing company, it's hard to say what types of harmful chemicals might be in them. However, if you choose clothes from a company that you know you can trust, you can be sure that the clothes you wear won't cause any short- or long-term health problems.

In many cases, clothes that come from responsible clothing companies will cost more than other options. However, given the multiple benefits of buying clothes from these companies, it more than makes up for any cost difference. Plus, by paying more for clothes, you'll be more likely to choose pieces that you truly love so that you're more likely to keep them longer. Therefore, rather than buying clothes because you love the experience of the purchase, you'll be buying clothes because you truly love what you're buying.

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