There’s nothing green about a crap product
I really liked these bamboo socks when I saw them in TK Maxx, but they barely lasted a couple of weeks before they wore through. Maybe I should have been alerted by the overt green marketing that I was probably buying a substandard product ‘for the cause’. But I’m forced to add them to my depressingly long list of crap ‘green’ products.
A waste of resources, a waste of money and a reinforcement of the prevailing belief that green = poor quality. It doesn’t have to, of course – as the late, great Ray Anderson of Interface said:
“There is no need to compromise either aesthetics or functionality for the sake of sustainability.”
Or as I’ve said many times:
“You’ve got to compete on performance, price AND planet.”