Monday, October 4, 2010

Bringing the externalities back in...

A few days ago, a friend sent me a link to a new webshop, selling fair-trade, organic clothing. I really liked the selection, but the prices were double if not more than what you would find in an average retail store, and, at first glance, too far a stretch for my budget.

But it has been gnawing at my conscience ever since... because, while though the groceries I purchase for my family are 90% organic, fair-trade, animal-friendly etc., the economic 'recession' in our household (after a major renovation, so no complaints) has driven me to downscale my taste in clothing, towards the mainstream retailers. And these of course have to keep their prices down, somehow...

And it's that 'somehow' which concerns me.