Until there is a consensus on the definition of 'unfair' and who this unfairness should apply to, I call the unfairness argument utter B.S.
Is it unfair to pay Chinese workers less that what the workers in the US of A get paid? Or is it unfair to the good American manufacturing sector that lose out because manufacturing moved to a cheaper country? And is it really fair to enforce an American standard minimum wage on Chinese manufacturing and all those would-be-low-paid Chinese workers remain unemployed due to manufacturing completely moving off elsewhere? Or, as unlikely as it sounds because we're all such nice people, is it unfair to you
because you feel that you are just paying that premium price where you know the apparent manufacturing costs are that much lower and that you are entitled to a share of the cost savings
, regardless of the quality of the garment?
Or is it more of just challenging currently established views on where quality comes from, or just prejudice, or blind nationalism?
By the way, manufacturing moving out of China is very real and already happening, due to rapid growth in Chinese wages and especially minimum wage floors set by the government *gasp*, many companies are starting to believe China is becoming expensive.
Originally Posted by Pantisocrat
The manufacturers charge high prices for products made in China for the simple reason that over time expensive Chinese goods will be the norm for their customer base. As a customer, avoid Chinese made as much as you can. When you take a bite of the forbidden apple (finding a nice Chinese cashmere scarf or silk pocket square),
you'll lose that bias. It's like dating a someone out of your race for the first time. Sheryl Crow sings in one of her songs, "the first cut is the deepest" and it is true. The manufacturers know they charge high prices for something they got cheap, but they gamble on changing minds, for you to accept the norm when there are less suppliers of quality products
Purchasing a high quality Chinese product some how leading to a flood of low quality product: please elaborate.