While I waited for the movie to start this weekend, I did a bit of window shopping for potential items for my capsule wardrobe. First I went into the Calvin Klein store since I’ve purchased that brand before, I think the styles are classic and flattering (and the sales are incredible). I saw a couple of well-priced suits that would have worked very well in my wardrobe scheme – not too formal and can be worn separately. I also saw a great blouse with a purple, black, and grey pattern; perfect for my color scheme.
Then I popped into Macy’s and browsed work pants, which are the bane of my existence. It’s nearly impossible for me to find well-fitting pants, but I’m not a fan of skirts, so search I must. There was a pair at Macy’s that was perfect – curvy cut, petite, thick material with a bit of spandex (seriously, why are so many work pants made with such flimsy material??), and a nice navy color so I can replace the getting-too-big pair I’ve got now. Macy’s has a huge sale going on, so the pants were $35!
But! I didn’t buy anything. Everything was made in El Salvador, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam…and I think I want to buy in Made in the US as much as possible. I’m wondering how possible this is going to be – I didn’t see a single item of clothing that didn’t make me worry it was made in a sweatshop. I am surprised that I care about this at all, but maybe I’m getting some sort of social conscience as I get older, I don’t know.
What do you think? Is it important to you that your clothes/accessories are made locally?