as a sidenote, re:quality
I get that the stuff will last a long time and that it is good cotton, I am gauging quality in a different (super-nutso and personally elitist) way. I have some t-shirts that I will hand down to my kids because they are so incredibly cool. And with a concert ticket, they cost me less.
I think there is a difference between wearing something from Walmart where it is not obvious that the clothing came from Walmart, and wearing clothing that says Abercrombie in big letters on it. (I have seen many shirts like that) It would be a little like the difference of eating some Chick Fil A that someone bought you and wearing a t-shirt or cap with the Chick Fil A logo on it. One is just filling a need. The other is saying I support this company and I am proud of it.
I might be willing to let my daughters wear clothing that was given to them if I could not tell it was from AB or if it only said it on the tag. I would not let my daughters wear clothing that advertised the brand with big letters on it that said their name.
ETA - This is of course barring an emergency. For some reason the night of my house burning down as a teenager came to mind as I typed this. If my girls were standing out in the snow in the middle of the night in the winter with nothing but a t-shirt, I couldn't care less what brand of clothing they had on. I would just want them to be warm.
I don't like clothes that advertise where they were purchased. . .I think the store should be paying YOU to be a billboard, you shouldn't pay the store. So I don't buy stuff for the kids (or myself) that has the store's name on it.
We don't end around a boycott by allowing other people to purchase our products for us. For instance, when our kindy kids school sent out a newsletter announcing "chik fil-a" or however one spells it night- we emailed the school to let them know that we were disappointed that they would partner with a bigoted hateful company and let them know that regretfully this would be one event that our family would not be able to participate in. The purpose of a boycott is to financially hurt a company. To eat their product- even if someone else bought it - would be to support them.
And obviously we aren't talking about " we'll what if you are starving and chik fil a was all you had to eat and you were on a deserted island and you only had a volleyball to talk to" sort of scenario. Just normal life.
Last edited by Potter75; 05-11-2013 at 09:09 AM.
Other places where brand advertisement on clothing doesn't bother me is logos on polls because it seems pretty part for the course and some athletic wear logos don't bother me unless they are huge and obnoxiously placed... Under Armour does that sometimes.
We used to try to keep our kids out of clothing that was an advertisement, then DD1 hit 6th grade and all the sudden the unspoken uniform involve Aeropostle t-shirts and hoodies. I just didnt feel the need to fight that battle. She has grown out of it now but dd2 is starting to ask for the stuff so we may have another year of it
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Yeah, I haven't had to fight any battles. My oldest is 9 and he doesn't care what his clothes say, although he likes when they say STAR WARS.
Laurie, my oldest did not care at all about clothes until about the middle of 6th grade, and with her it only lasted for about a year. She is over it now. I think my next 2 girls will be completely and totally into fashion.
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson