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Is This The End Of Cheap Clothes Era? Price Of Cotton Has Rocketed Because Of Floods, Primark Warns


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The era of cheap clothes - the £2 T-shirt and £4 pair of jeans - is under threat following a surge in the price of cotton to a 15 year high.

Floods in two of the world's major producers, Pakistan and China, have severely hit crops, putting up wholesale prices.

Budget clothing chain Primark today joined other retailers in warning about the impact on both higher cotton prices and other costs.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1311624/Could-end-cheap-clothes-era-Primark-warns-cotton-cost-rise-floods-severely-hit-crops.html#ixzz0zQpme6VY

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I've been shocked at the costs of clothing recently.

I don't mind spending extra and shopping at places like Ted Baker, Paul Smith etc, but prices are just getting silly. Jeans and shirts which might have previously been around £70 now pushing £100.

I can only assume less people have the money so costs are rising to maintain profits, but this can't go on indefinitely.

I'm off to the US next year so planning on stocking up then.

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I've been shocked at the costs of clothing recently.

I don't mind spending extra and shopping at places like Ted Baker, Paul Smith etc, but prices are just getting silly. Jeans and shirts which might have previously been around £70 now pushing £100.

I can only assume less people have the money so costs are rising to maintain profits, but this can't go on indefinitely.

I'm off to the US next year so planning on stocking up then.

Back to the days when more people made or knitted their clothes? ;)

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Quality in a jumble sale nowadays is often far superior to buying new IMPO.

Yep, I get most of my clothes from charity shops, ebay or cheaper places like Primark...I know a few ppl who are incredibly snobbish about their clothes, and almost brag that they've spent 200 quid on a pair of jeans, that no doubt are made for only a couple of quid...each to their own I suppose..

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Why not grow hemp then. Its a weed, yes in all senses of the word, and 4 times stronger than cotton. The technology is there for spinning fine hemp cloth, it doesnt have to be sack cloth! Too many VI's in the agrochem business. Another system that will have to fail before it is fixed.

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I've been shocked at the costs of clothing recently.

I don't mind spending extra and shopping at places like Ted Baker, Paul Smith etc, but prices are just getting silly. Jeans and shirts which might have previously been around £70 now pushing £100.

I can only assume less people have the money so costs are rising to maintain profits, but this can't go on indefinitely.

I'm off to the US next year so planning on stocking up then.

What does a £100 shirt do?

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