When you are looking for clothing cost is usually a factor, as is quality. However, we must never lose sight of the fact that a very low cost item probably means that the people in the chain who made it have not been paid a fair and proper wage.
Sweat shops are illegal, but before you rush off to a Tyler TX Attorney, bear in mind that much of the manufacturing process may have been done in a country that offers its workers little protection.
The people who make the big profits are usually at the end of the chain – the shops and internet sites who sell it to us, the consumer.
In the case of an item of clothing made from cotton, the chain actually starts with the cotton producer and their family. They often have to work very long hours, in very poor conditions and for very little money. The children often have to work in the fields too, missing school, as the parents do not earn enough.
Then there are the workers who manufacture the garments. Again, long hours and terrible wages are the norm. Many have to work in dark and cramped conditions, affecting their eyesight.
So when you shop please try to look for items with a Fair Trade label, as it means that people who made the items are being treated fairly.