Wednesday, June 10, 2009

To Fake Chanel... Or not to Fake Chanel...

II'm not sure, but I'm thinking a little sweatshop worker who is five years most likely put this bag together for 5 cents a day in China. It was given to me today and i'm not sure what to think. It's my friend's mom who gave it to me. She is opening a "Canal Street" type store downtown, and selling bags like these. What should I do? I feel bad... Confused... Thoughts?

5 comments:

parkereloise said...

they break the legs of children in vietnam so they cant run away from their machines to make those bags...
it's not a good idea
whenever i see people selling them i yell at them
like i know i could really use a chanel bag
but not at the expense of children less fortunate than i

Your Friend Jiffy said...

i concur with parker
save up for a nice marc jacobs bag or something.
if it doesn't really REALLY look legit then why would you even bother carrying it around anyway

[dharmainitiative] said...

even if it is fake it looks gosh durn realistic.
so is this place downtown, yeah?

erinn ♥ said...

im going to agree and disagree.
those nike kicks you wear? some little kid in a sweat shop is making those for probably 15 cents a day. if you can wear shoes on your feet, and not think twice, then why wear them? the kid that made those shoes probably doesnt even own a pair of shoes.. or never will, unless they are lucky.

a bag, you can wear once or twice then sell it or give it to a charity. even if you use it once, you can still say you used it. its sad to think that yes, a little kid is making that bag for 5 cents, and putting blood sweat and tears into it, and someone isnt even going to use it.

DOMINIQUE said...

i need to agree with, erinn ♥. yeah, i get what parkereloise is saying, but if you buy anything that isn't handmade, it's most likely produced in sweatshops, its a terrible truth, but the truth nonetheless. my friend once gifted me a fake burberry, i guess to make herself seem more 'in crowd', but i wasn't going to be rude to her, i actually wore it to the farmers market with her, but at the moment its shoved in the far back of my closet, your story just reminded me of it.