So earlier this year I read this article and stopped shopping at urban outfitters (which was big because I shopped there QUITE A BIT)
and now I’m going to stop shopping at ANOTHER one of my favorite stores, Forever 21, because I read this article.
Basically, Forever 21 has sweatshops. Sweatshops mean abject working conditions and lower wages. In 2001, they didn’t even pay their workers and were faced with a boycott.
So next time you think “why is F21 so cheap??”, think of it this way. It’s not actually cheap. You’re paying the more valuable cost of quality of human life.
p.s. if that doesn’t sway you, their customer service actually sucks. They didn’t even try to give me any gimmicks to make up for the fact that they shipped my stuff 3 weeks late and were out of stock of something that I ordered (because they shipped so late).