I just want to say that it isn’t a “fat tax”. It’s the cost of more material and labor. Obviously a larger garment is going to have more work and more time and more materials needed on it than a smaller garment. Not to mention higher shipping and transportation costs as you can fit less of them into an area such as a truck.
I have very, very large breasts and as a result, have to pay about $50-$80 for a bra that fits me that doesn’t look like it just came from the nursing home down the street. This is versus a smaller size, which I see bras on sale “2 for $15”, and which usually come in a much wider array of patterns and colors.
Do I consider this a “boob tax”? No. I realize the laws of supply and demand, and the costs of things, and as a result I have to pay more. It’s certainly not a reason to have a vendetta against the world.
hi, jerky person who doesn’t understand a life experience different from their own ! you are actually incorrect about how mass production of garments works for major retailers. the difference in fabric is less than 1/4 of a yard for a size difference (no more than the difference between, say, a 0 and a 16), and the amount of time (and transport- lololol) are actually negligible on a large scale, especially with retailers like lands end who use cheap overseas labor for pattern drafting, cutting, and sewing. this small amount of fabric costs retailers who buy in bulk PENNIES, not dollars. if this was an etsy seller, sure- fabric, time, adjusting patterns. but we’re talking about land’s end here.
also, i hate to be the one to break this to you, but you are totally snowed by makers of ‘specialty’ garments if you actually think it costs considerably more to produce your bras. your bra costs more because you have fewer options. you’re considered a ‘specialty’ market by major retailers, and because major retailers know that you have no choice but to pay it, and smaller retailers charge more because it costs more on a very small scale (and kind of because they know you’ll pay it).
please don’t try to police the experience of fat people buying clothes who have actually done research and have experience in the industry with your idiotic guesses about why things happen or who has a right to ‘have a vendetta’. also, suck my farts.