Now I understand the "green" shopping movement...
December 13, 2007 12:31 PM
...it's an idiot tax, like lottery tickets. Economic natural selection, but for rich, coastal people. From The New York Times:
Some designs marketed as environment-friendly might include only a fraction of organic cotton, or a tag made of recycled paper. And some so-called green fashion may be downright silly, like the Goyard canvas shopping tote shown in the Barneys “Have a Green Holiday” catalog: the bag is $1,065, plus $310 for painted monogramming of a triangular recycle symbol in gold. The canvas, the catalog says, is “100% recyclable.”
Isn't it good to know you can recycle that $1,065 canvas bag ($1,375, if you get it monogrammed)? What a great stewardship of resources!
And the old patchwork quilt has come full circle. At Barney's, you can get a Duro Olowu dress that is made from a patchwork of “recycled fabric.” And by that, he means "a mix of his own prints and some original, unused samples of leftover couture textiles he found."
It retails at $7,600.