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Last night I recorded CBC's Marketplace as I caught a commercial that indicated it would be about fast fashion and what happens to unwanted clothing. Marketplace reported that most people buy 70 pieces of clothing each year. Does that seem right to you?

Date: 2018-01-21 03:24 am (UTC)
frith: Blue pegasus with rainbow mane, thinking in cloud (FIM Rainbow think)
From: [personal profile] frith
No, but I keep my clothes until they're no linger wearable. My oldest item of clothing is a sweater that belonged to my grandfather. He died 45 years ago. This year I bought one pair of boots (to replace a 25 year old pair), maybe 6 underwear, and I gave away about 5 pairs of socks as gifts. I get around (wild guess) 10 items of clothing a year as gifts, so I almost never need to buy clothes.

Date: 2018-01-21 12:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siberian_skys
That sounds ridiculous. I'm not even sure I own 70 pieces of clothing. If I do it's counting sock, handbags and stuff that I wear a handful times a year like a coat.

Date: 2018-01-21 02:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jennlk
Most people, on average, yes. Your/my friends, probably not. 70 items a year is less than 6 items per month, and that's not unreasonable. And if they're buying cheap stuff from *Mart/H&M/ON, it wears out fast. And if you count socks and underwear as clothing....I bought all new underwear and socks last year, replacing years old stuff, so 20 pairs of socks, 12 pairs or underwear, and 5 bras.

Kids, even more because they grow so fast. Or if they're like DB and wear stuff till it falls apart. "Mom, none of my trousers are wearable to work", and that's 4 pairs of trousers right there.

OTOH, J's probably bought at least that much last year, because he decided he wanted new work trousers/shorts/cheap tshirts, and a new work jacket, and a new that, and this hoodie was cheap, and the dollar store had cheap socks, and, and, and. I tend to buy clothes in bunches "I need new trousers. these fit and I like them, let me get two pairs" (and then, of course, they need to be replaced at the same time).

Date: 2018-01-21 03:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] moth2fic
As said above, if they're counting socks and shoes and stuff you buy for kids, yes. I mean, I don't buy all that much for myself but I bought quite a lot of T shirts as Christmas presents, and replaced some of my underwear and socks. It soon adds up!

Date: 2018-01-22 12:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sylvanwitch
That seems very high to me, and I'm someone who does shop once annually for clothes, as I refresh my teaching wardrobe during the back-to-school sales. Even then, I buy nowhere near 70 items, even were I to include individual panties from a three-pack or something! Geesh.

Date: 2018-01-21 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wpadmirer.livejournal.com
It probably is for people who care about clothes. For me that would be insane. (grin)

Date: 2018-01-21 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redblack32.livejournal.com
They must be counting each sock as one piece!

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