Effect of complete consumption of fabrics

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Offline stereologist

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« on: 19/04/2009 21:24:38 »
It was recently pointed out to me that there is a finite amount of fabric in the world and that it gets used up as fast as it is produced. So where does it all go?

As styles change the distribution of fabrics change. So smaller clothes on women in one area is offset by largest and more modest clothing in another place.

This concept was driven home when my friend visited eastern Europe and realized that the baggy pants style in the US was being offset by very revealing small shorts in the country he visited.

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« Reply #1 on: 21/04/2009 02:12:33 »
So where does it all go?
To the Salvation Army.

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« Reply #2 on: 21/04/2009 02:26:17 »
Actually, it is Goodwill.
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« Reply #3 on: 21/04/2009 02:31:34 »
You're fabricating the evidence!

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« Reply #4 on: 21/04/2009 03:21:39 »
I know - I write fiction, too.
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« Reply #5 on: 21/04/2009 03:31:16 »
Or is that friction!


Okay, sorry, that wasn't even funny.

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« Reply #6 on: 21/04/2009 09:16:26 »
I think most of it ends up in the charity shops which seem to be plaguing our high streets, that is the rubbish which didn't sell at a boot sale!
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #7 on: 22/04/2009 00:44:03 »
Or is that friction!


Okay, sorry, that wasn't even funny.

No, It wasn't. Just being honest. What do you think Don?
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« Reply #8 on: 22/04/2009 08:26:55 »
I shall keep my thoughts to myself, I don't wish to rub anyone up the wrong way.
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« Reply #9 on: 22/04/2009 08:38:41 »
It's all gone into niche market of distress flares.