In between the manufacturer and us there can be as many as three different shippers, depending on where something is made and where its heading. Then there is the warehousing, and the shipping from warehouse to retailer, then the staff who place things on hangers and await the customer. All these people get paid; and all of them deserve to be, for the work that they do. The problem that arises is that in an effort to get a garment at what we perceive as a reasonable price, someone, (frequently several someones) along that chain is very likely to be getting far less than they deserve.
This is not to say that high end clothing is shoddy in the main; rather the reverse, actually. I merely point out that care is required at all levels of purchase power in order to get real value from what is bought.
So, when you think it through, which thing makes more sense? Do we spend small amounts of badly made clothes that will neither wear nor clean well?
And how does this bear on the subject of Attire as a language? Because when we dress ourselves deliberately in shoddy clothing, when we have the choice and ability to do otherwise, we are saying something subtle, but important. just as we do with the color, fit and style of those things we wear.