Sunday, November 21, 2010


Today's prompt:  Write about an area in which you do not want to be frugal.

Clothes are my downfall.  I constantly feel as though I have nothing to wear, even while the bulging closet is telling me otherwise.  I like to have options and easily tire of what I already have, which says a lot for my lack of contentment.  I don't want to have to be frugal with the amount of clothes I buy.  I could find something new to purchase at least every day.

But here is the issue.  Those clothes are often produced in factories with underpaid laborers.  It adds to the "stuff" we have in the world.  It's giving into this consumerist society.  So while the very selfish, uncaring side of me wants clothes up to my ears, the other half wants to fight back.

I have a lot of internal conflict.

1 comment:

  1. I am struggling with the same conviction about buying clothes made by people who were not compensated fairly. I cannot seem to find a list of clothing companies who practice fair trade. I don't mind buying "made in mexico" as long as the person who made it was paid a proper wage. Lately, I have only bought clothes from second hand stores, but it's really hard to find tall jeans second-hand. And jeans seem to be one of the most exploited clothing markets out there. Dilemma...


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