by Lesli Larson

“1. Decide that quality matters and pay for it.  In the end, it will save you time and money.

“2. Before you buy, be selective.  Scrutinize items for build quality, fit, finish, functionality and lasting style.  If an item is not perfect, catch and release it.

“3. Do more with less.  Add a few key pieces to your wardrobe and wear them until they dissolve.

“4. Shop from yourself and from thrift shops.  Repurpose strategic items from the past.

“5. Support apparel companies that manufacture their products in the US.  Buy products still proudly made in their traditional country of origin.”

I wouldn’t normally republish something from what is essentially a retailer, but it is rare that I see a posting that so succinctly embodies my feelings on consumer responsibility.