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Coupon Queen: The high cost of specialized fashion

Published 11/22/2013, INFORUM

Last week, a reader asked why larger-sized clothing costs a few dollars more than standard sizes. I explained that it isn’t because of the extra fabric used to make the garment – the extra cost covers the price of the scrap fabric left over when the garment’s pieces were cut from the cloth, as the scraps are too small to use for additional garments.

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