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    phpLD Fanatic bronze trophy dvduval's Avatar
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    What Countries were your clothes made?

    Take a moment and stroll over to your closet, or even look at the labels on what you are wearing and tell us what countries you see. Here are some of mine (I couldn't believe it):
    Phillipines
    Turkey
    Macao
    Indonesia
    Bangladesh
    Sri Lanka
    El Salvadore
    Mexico
    Guatamala
    Vietnam
    China
    Korea
    Hong Kong

    It took me just 3 minutes to compile this list.
    I was amazed at the variety of countries where the clothing was made. Would love to hear your thoughts, or more about what you found in your closet.

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    Follow Me On Twitter: @djg gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Grossman's Avatar
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    The shirt I'm wearing was made in Haiti. It cost me $7.50.

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    Japan

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    What I'm wearing:
    T-shirt: Thailand (but it was bought there)
    Jeans: Colombia
    Boxers: Hong Kong
    Shoes: Egypt
    Socks: Unknown, bought in UK. I bet they're almost certainly not from the UK.

    Coat that I wear when raining: Romania (but with Italian fabric).

    I like looking at where everything I buy is made. Even at the supermarket when I have no intention of buying anything, I sometimes find out where things come from. Seafood things and vegetables in the UK tend to come from a wide array of places. For instance, my flatmate bought some shrimp yesterday that were caught off New Caledonia and some runner beans from Kenya.

    It's not just clothes. Buying local is virtually impossible, even though I try to as much as possible.

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    shirt: Mexico
    shorts: US
    shoes: China
    boxers: Cambodia (?)
    socks: no idea

    buying "local" around here basically means knockoffs of popular products. Or Coach leather since my grandmother used to work in a factory they had around here, but I don't have that kind of money.

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    I went to a clothing store here in the US and I started going down the aisle, and I was amazed to find about 50 different countries represented in just a quick 10-15 minute search.

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    Well, it truly has become a global marketplace My cloths are from all over as well, but I cut out all labels, I hate the things, so I can not go back and see where they are from.
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    My crap's all American right now. It's my pajamas, though. Most of my crap is from like Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.

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    I will not wear "man-made" fibre or plastic shoes, so most of my stuff is made local, although I have no idea where they source the materials. I also get a kick out of supporting local Tailors, Shirt makers, Boot makers and the like. It can cost a bit more, but I defy anybody to "wear it out". This is just as well as my fluctuating waistline is my biggest problem; I can jump from 34" to 36" and back again in a month which means that I have to keep several wardrobes going.
    There are three kinds of men:
    The ones that learn by reading.
    The few who learn by observation.
    The rest of us have to pee on the electric fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobyme View Post
    I will not wear "man-made" fibre or plastic shoes, so most of my stuff is made local, although I have no idea where they source the materials. I also get a kick out of supporting local Tailors, Shirt makers, Boot makers and the like. It can cost a bit more, but I defy anybody to "wear it out". This is just as well as my fluctuating waistline is my biggest problem; I can jump from 34" to 36" and back again in a month which means that I have to keep several wardrobes going.
    Yes, I have a local tailor making an outfit for me for my ballroom dance competition. I really like what he has done so far, and may consider getting him to do some more stuff for me.

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    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
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    Way back in the days when I was a city girl, I had some shoes and boots handmade for me in Florence, Italy. I still have them, they fit like beautiful soft gloves, you can see the actual foot and leg the way they fit.

    I make still to this day some fancy jackets for myself, elaborate and elegant, but so few occasions to wear them. My style of life has changes, it is more of a cottage life style, barefoot and in jeans.
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    In Haiti and China by Child labor getting paid $.05 USD per day. I exploit people for my own benefit. HAHAHA.

    Well, ok, my clothes were probably factory made.

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    Shirt made in Kathmandu
    Leather jeans made in the UK
    Socks - hell who knows where!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedreamer
    Shirt made in Kathmandu
    Really. Where did you buy it from?


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