Ethical clothing

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02.Buying ethically made clothes

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For Australian consumers wanting to shop ethically, the first port of call is the price tag, says Paula Rogers, an international fashion supply chain consultant. “If you go and buy a $3 T-shirt, common sense would say someone hasn’t been paid a whole pile to make it.”

While studies suggest a majority of consumers would be willing to pay more for ethically produced clothes, brands won’t change without commercial incentive. “They’re in business, not in social enterprise,” says Rogers.  

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