I should have entitled this post Loathe: Rachel Zoe because she has never done anything to impress me, in fact, she annoys the hell out of me. But today I am discussing her announcement that she is going to be launching childrenswear, and the fact that her newborn son, Skyler, has a disgusting amount of clothes. As a new Mom, I realize that you need more than an outfit a day for a baby, as they tend to mess things up. But I also realize that kids grow out of things VERY quickly, and therefore it simply isn’t worth spending much money on clothing. As long as it is cotton, and comfortable, they are fine most of the time. Add in one or two “cute” pieces for them to wear when they are “going out”, and you’ve got your baby’s wardrobe sorted.
I will probably be more interested in clothing when my son gets a little bit older, and he wears things for longer than a few weeks. But until then, I just don’t see the point in investing in huge amounts of clothes when he will grow out of it so quickly, it is simply unethical. We have landfills full of textile waste, and there is no need to fill it up with even more clothing. You might say that you can hand down the items to someone else, but by buying them in the first place, you are still driving need and companies will continue to produce.
This video clip features Zoe showing off her son’s wardrobe, who has what looks like more than 20 pairs of designer shoes and a TON of designer clothing. Once again, this is unethical and totally unnecessary. In fact, it is disgusting. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE designer clothing and shoes, but I buy it because it looks amazing and will last me many, many years. This will not be the case with a newborn who will not be able to wear the same outfit for more than a few months. What is the point in buying all this? Why have children if we are going to rape the planet of all its resources for their clothing, so there’s nothing left for them when they are older? Ok, that is a bit harsh, but you get the message.
And worst of all, she has announced she is going to launch a childrenswear line, with lots of “cute” boy options. Great, more designer clothing for children. This is the LAST thing we need.
Read about why I loathe Lanvin’s childrenswear.