How long does it take to make clothes?

Knowing how many hours go into every shirt or pair of jeans should influence shoppers' opinion of the price tag.

A price tag is one of the first things a person looks at when shopping for new clothes. It indicates affordability, and hints at the garment's quality, although this must be confirmed by further detective work -- a peek at the label, a good caress of the fabric, a look at the seams, and trying it on.

Price tags, however, are usually thought of in relation to the buyer only, and whether they fit the bill for what he or she is looking for. But it shouldn't stop at that. Price tags should also be evaluated in terms of how they relate to the maker of the clothes. In other words, does a garment cost enough that the maker would have been paid properly for their labor?...more