What Do Things Actually Cost? - The Anatomy Of A Jacket

by COUPLED
  • COUPLED 11-03-2019, 10:59 AM (Edited 11-03-2019, 11:07 AM)
    procrastinating so I feel like doing something at least meaningful so I present you this thread. https://noahny.com/blogs/news/anatomy-of...tone-parka



     Everything you buy has a cost and whether you realize it or not, many people's expectations on prices of things have been shaped by advertisements, huge corporations, and ignorance. When you think something is "expensive" and go on to buy something else that is "cheap" instead, you are offsetting many costs, with the environment, and people, picking up that cost for you. That is the privilege of cheap alternatives. Not even to mention that many cheap alternatives, in this case specifically clothing, are not made to last and are made to be as cheap as possible to tout the lowest price tag.



    I know we can't all think about the costs of everything we do, it's an impossible effort. We all need to choose our values and what we really care for, but I think it's fair to say that we should at least be conscientious of our actions. I don't know if anyone here is interested in clothing, but we all do wear clothes. This applies to many other things as well. Also, just because a brand says they're "sustainable" does not mean they are sustainable. 

    Here is an extremely interesting article (to me) about what it takes for Noah to produce this certain jacket. They describe themselves as "responsible" which is a good word and actually means more nowadays than sustainable, since brands have just abused "sustainable" into the ground, rendering it meaningless. Note that Noah is a "fashion" brand so they're focused on making "stylish" clothing so that also comes with a price of its own. A responsibly made jacket can definitely cost less than this.
    Here is a link to the article: https://noahny.com/blogs/news/anatomy-of...tone-parka
     

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    Here is a price breakdown of everything that went into the jacket. Managing a company and overhead costs also factor in so you also need to take that into account. This way of doing business is not suitable for rapid expansion and soaring profits. I hope this post was somewhat interesting to read and informed you on some things : )

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  • Loko 11-03-2019, 07:31 PM (Edited 11-03-2019, 07:33 PM)
    Holy poggers, that's a big price, though I suppose being a 'responsible' brand it makes some sense. I'd love to be able to afford some nice fashion though :P
  • COUPLED 11-03-2019, 07:51 PM
    (11-03-2019, 07:31 PM)Loko Wrote: Holy poggers, that's a big price, though I suppose being a 'responsible' brand it makes some sense. I'd love to be able to afford some nice fashion though :P

    A secret is I buy most of my stuff secondhand xD. It's better for the environment that way anyway. But you know some stuff that you really want just can't be had secondhand and that thing you really want I think should be something that you will wear for a very long time and mean a lot to you! Like Marie Kondo xD. I've committed myself to not buying anything really in the next two years as I save up my money though. I have the minimum of what I think is acceptable : P


    If you want I can give you all the tips for anything related to clothing! It's what I want to study after all : )
  • Loko 11-03-2019, 08:11 PM
    (11-03-2019, 07:51 PM)COUPLE Wrote:
    (11-03-2019, 07:31 PM)Loko Wrote: Holy poggers, that's a big price, though I suppose being a 'responsible' brand it makes some sense. I'd love to be able to afford some nice fashion though :P

    A secret is I buy most of my stuff secondhand xD. It's better for the environment that way anyway. But you know some stuff that you really want just can't be had secondhand and that thing you really want I think should be something that you will wear for a very long time and mean a lot to you! Like Marie Kondo xD. I've committed myself to not buying anything really in the next two years as I save up my money though. I have the minimum of what I think is acceptable : P


    If you want I can give you all the tips for anything related to clothing! It's what I want to study after all : )


    Oh yeah I also buy some of my stuff secondhand. It's always nice to breathe new life into older clothing :)

    Also ayy, Marie Kondo! I've attempted to try out her methods in the past but I seem to keep falling into old habits :( Also sure, clothing tips would be super nice.

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What Do Things Actually Cost? - The Anatomy Of A Jacket