I felt compelled to write a semi-serious post after the recent #Burberry scandal hit the headlines.. burning end of line fashion to ensure it doesn’t discount and fall into the hands of consumers not worthy of their brand. I was, perhaps naively, completely stunned that such a practice was common place – and across a shockingly widespread array of high end brands. But really a little research and reflection and I realise of course, fashion has never been ethical.
The premise pushed by the fashion industry that we must perpetually update our wardrobes with vast ranges of unnecessary wear, based upon seasonal rotation, is yet another effort contributing to a worldwide environmental downturn, of which the poorer classes are a casualty. Tinkering with environmentally friendly fabrics and recycling off-cuts are merely a useless distraction, pushed by designers to fool us into thinking we are helping the cause. However in reality we continue to skirt around the edges of a very real problem.
While I’m definitely not frugal I do appreciate value for money and when I splash the cash I like to get a product/service that I feel was worth the spend! And I’m not into brand bashing – the whole anti-haul trend not withstanding – but given that I have forked out for products that haven’t lived up to their promise I do feel entitled to an opinion.
Please feel free to disagree and let me know your experiences with the following, but here is a run down (in no particular order) of products I’ve been disappointed with recently!