i actually met brandon, and he said that urban was begging him to sell naked and famous to them, and he said it would never happen. i guess this was their little compromise.
understandable. definitely a less opportunistic angle, and id much rather believe he's taking them down from the inside anyhow. or maybe he'll change some of their chinamakin ways.
contrarily, what irks me mostly is that for the people who construct naked and famous in canada, its easily conceivable for them to go out and buy a pair. for their asian counterparts who make unbranded, even tho its half the price, much less so. and these asian factories like to give you 16 hour shifts,and they like to not give bathroom breaks, and they like to fire sick people, and right now their average offering wage is $0.44/h.
that means that today,the minimum wage in quebec where i believe N&F is made, a laborer could save a modest 10% of their $9 an hour, eight hours a day, five days a week for three weeks to earn the cash in cad to buy a pair of unbranded. alternately, if that average asian laborer saved an optimistic 10% (or 4.4 cents) of their income every hour, 16 hours a day, with no weekends, it would take 3 and a half months to raise the same amount .
ive paid my premium to support brandon and companies like his to make sure UO and their factories dont get that support. and now theyre getting it anyhow, is what irks me. what does brandon say about that?