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Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

What should a shirt cost?

It’s easy to feel powerless against the tidal wave of discount clothes, the pull of $5 chinos for a fast-growing boy, the trendy summer dresses that are bombarding my inbox, starting at $14.99.

There are global implications to fast fashion; low-price, low-quality goods have to exact a cost somewhere, and, most recently, it was in Cambodia, where a shoe factory collapsed on Thursday, killing several workers.

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