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How sustainable a consumer are you?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sixracer, Sep 25, 2013.

When shopping for new goods I (pick best option):

  1. Don't know how to judge 1 brand over another.

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    14.3%
  2. Don't care, it is my money. Screw the baby seals.

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  3. Research sustainability and pick 1 brand over another based on it.

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. Think about sustainability a little, but it doesnt really imapct my choices.

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  1. Sixracer

    Sixracer New Member

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    Do you think about where your goods came from? Are they made from recycled materials, does the plant recycle waste, are they shipped half way around the world? If you learned Breitling (for example) invested in solar power at their facility, would you purchase from them over Rolex?
    Would you know where to access this type of sustainability information about a brand if you were interested?
     


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    Shoeluv Distinguished Member

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    Après moi, le déluge
     


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    I think most SF members are thinking about a different type of sustainability or environmental consciousness. I personally am into craft and materials, so although this favours a renewable resource [wool] and ethical labour [my local tailor] its an entirely different slant. Having an organic tailor/watch or shoe isn't so much important to me as 'is it any good?'
     


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    Brands? What are brands?
     


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    I prefer to sleep under comforters lined with the feathers of bald eagles and spotted owls.
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I care a lot about it.
     


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    What's this thread about? :sly: Welcome to Styleforum Sixracer.
     
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    I am just curious what people have to say. I try to buy Wool sweaters made in neighboring VT (ibex), hickey suits and New Balance sneakers made in the USA but I have my share of goods that aren't so green. Just bought a bike from China for example. Wondering if consumers think about origin, materials, practices, etc.
     


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