Originally Posted by burningbright
Great post clee, thanks for the response.
I guess I should have mentioned in my original post that my concerns with the Made in China aspect of things were also safety and environmentally related too. Here's one article I read last year that really opened my eyes to what may be going on in China on a larger scale than from what's just in the article:
Again, not looking to judge anyone here personally, I just want to make sure I'm getting a nicely made product that isn't at the expense of anybody else's well-being.
Not claiming to be a know-it-all either, I just want to be better informed.
The world is putting China under microscope for whatever it does now, fairly or not fairly. Taiwan/South Korea both went through the same thing, Taiwan used to burn copper electric wire, and whatever it product just goes to the air. China, as a developing country probably pays more attention than Taiwan/South Korea at equivalent stage back then (from government regulation stand point of view, no idea about enforcement). The reason being,
1). more scrutiny, the world is not what it used to be, environment concern is a lot higher
2). they're too big to ignore, i.e. the world could lived with some small Asia country not doing "X", while it's impossible to live with China not doing "X" (X can be anything from emission control to some environmental protection treaty, etc.)
3). even China themselves realize how damaging it is, and because of the change in terms scale have happened, they were forced to recognized the issue. Beijing is subject to dust storm more often, drought/flood are happening more often in certain area. It becomes hard to ignore when it's that obvious. They do realize it's not something they can forget about it and try to fix it 20 years later.
Now none of these are "excuse" per se as in why someone shouldn't hold China to certain standard, but the reality is all the Asian country have gone from poor to rich through the same route. You can say the same about America, except that happened 150 years ago.
In terms of quality and safety
English use to laugh at Germans, European use to laugh at American, American used to laugh at Japan, to me it just sounds like same story happening again and again. If you go back to 50 years ago, the only thing Taiwan produce and export in mess are banana... then it become crappy umbrella, cheap toy, textile, refrigerator, computers to what it is now.
I know I am way off topic, so if you're interested PM me..., I am not expert in the region by any mean (I spend most of my post teenage year in US, and moved to UK recently), just been looking them for a long time, and from a different lens.
ok, let's go back to discuss some more RRL jeans, someone got slim fit raw or one wash in 28x30/32 for cheap