In regards to the 'affordable' clothing. I would prefer that the clothing is of better quality and pay more. Was really hard to find DS some t-shirts for this summer that were good as we tend to hand down through the boys. Wasn't at our regular shops when the sales were on so had to buy Target ones that were a lot thinner than what they used to sell...and cheaper, but there weren't any alternatives. They lasted one wear and the necks have all gone stupid in them. We then went to Myer/Patch when we got home and bought some proper ones for next year even though some were full price still.
Might pop over to Target site and make a formal complaint - they used to have some nice clothes, but this year they are tacky and not very good quality at all.
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22-01-2015 12:19 #32Senior Member
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I guess I still think this is a conversation worth having because it may prompt people who are in the position to choose to perhaps change where they shop, look at the second hand uniform shop and for me personally, I'm going to approach the uniform manager about looking into sourcing ethical uniforms for our school.
22-01-2015 12:32 #33
katiesmum, I could write for days about this topic. when I was in high school 40 years ago !!, we were discussing the foundation of the European common market and how this would affect Australian trade and manufacturing. Australia at the time had import tariffs on everything manufactured overseas. it was simply cheaper to buy anything and everything that was made here. every house had all electrical appliances made in aus, all fresh produce was grown here, there were mills that made all fabric here, and all clothing was made here. if you wanted to buy car from os you paid an extra 22% import tax. made holdens cheap and Mercedes very expensive.
since paul keating abolished the import taxes "to make a level playing field" there has been the gradual closing of all aus industries. now you can hardly name one industry that still operates in aus. im not being political, and I know other govts could have reversed the policy but it is too late now. I get annoyed because like I said this was being discussed 40 yrs ago, and now we have to live with the outcome. as a dumb high schooler, I could see Australia could not compete with millions of chinese labourers working for the equivalent of $1 a day, and make equal products.
that's enough of my ramblings. marie.
22-01-2015 12:46 #34
I wish could buy DS's uniform for $2 from Kmart! We have to buy from the school uniform shop stuff with the logo on and it's outrageously expensive! Luckily we were able to afford it but not everyone can.
22-01-2015 12:49 #35
I just wanted to point out that not everyone buys the $2 shirts because they don't care or aren't aware. They simply don't have a choice.
22-01-2015 13:06 #36
What do people pay for school uniform shirts from the uniform shop? DS's school uniform shirts cost $25 each which I think is exceptionally reasonable. They are good quality and thanks to him only growing up and not out for the last 2 years are good to go for his 3rd year of school. From memory that's about how much they cost when I was at school which is 25+ years ago now.
(On a side note, I recently found out that an uncle and aunt of mine only bought my cousin 1 set of school uniform, he had to wear them every day! They were a middle to high income family and he was going to a top private school. He had to wear the same uniform every day and it would get washed on teh weekends!! I'm talking Qld summer time too.)
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22-01-2015 13:31 #40Senior Member
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most things made overseas in places like china, Bangladesh etc are likely to be made under disgusting circumstances,
check your tags though, alot of the 30-50$ items are also made in Bangladesh etc
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