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New to community...where to shop on a budget? [Feb. 28th, 2007|10:51 am]
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Hello Everyone,

I just joined this community because I'm interested in learning more about how I can shop with a conscience. Normally, I shop at thrift stores and yard sales for my clothes, but I'm in a time crunch and need new clothes for a new job.

I know that shopping at the mall or big box stores is less than ideal, but can anyone recommend stores (not online) that have a better track record of treating workers fairly? I've heard the Gap cleaned up its act, is this true? Basically I need stores that I can hit up today for my shopping (I live in Gainesville, FL, if this helps.)

Further, can you recommend online retailers for my future purchases that are sweat-shop free that you typically purchase from? I see the ones listed on the LJ page, so any info on what you like/dislike would be great! I can't afford most of the retailers, unfortunately, so can anyone recommend a student-budget retailer?

Thanks in advance!

[User Picture]From: alighttofollow
2007-02-28 09:03 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard anything about Gap cleaning up their act, but please alert me if you do!
I miss Gap Inc. dearly...

If you mean that you need a suit for this job interview, other than upper-crust designers (LV, Dior, etc) its hard to find any responsibly manufactured dress clothing. FairIndigo.com has some great stuff, but its mostly Bananna Republic prices and upward (not exactly student budget)

For the future...

American Apparel! A lot of people are boycotting that too because of the fact that the owner has multiple sexual harassment suits pending/settled, but it is sweatshop free clothing, with good benefits for employees

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, and good luck.
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