In 2000, North Americans spent roughly 330 billion US dollars on clothing. Western Europeans spent about the same amount. In case the profligacy isn’t obvious already, I’ll let you figure out the per capita amount. But apparently that was not enough to keep us well-dressed. (Remember those times of want in 2000 when we just couldn’t find clothing in our closets?)
But we are leaving such destitution behind us. For example, women’s clothing sales in Britain rose 21 per cent from 2001 to 2005.
Disgusting. And immoral.