Is this a consideration to you when you buy your clothes?
For me, it hasn't been but I'm looking to make a change. I've been a frequent shopper of namebrand retail, especially via deep discount factory and clearance sites. While its nice to get fashionable, quality clothing for low prices no one can pretend they don't know who is losing out in the process.
Last night I bought a hemp hoodie of etsy for 40 dollars. Its handmade in America ( I have to wait 3 weeks for production before I get it) made from sustainable materials. If I like the feel I plan to buy more hemp clothing.
I've done a bunch of research and have learned some interesting stuff. For example, bamboo was in vogue but now is considered unsustainable, but still is sometimes marketed as such. I also learned that the fair trade / sustainable market is no where near as deep as the rest of retail. Its going to be hard to build my wardrobe if most sites seem to carry only a handful of items.
So, open disussion. Is this something you care about? Do you have any hints about shopping consientiously?