Right, but, as I said, this is the best possible place for that worst case. As in: The time the seat of my pants ripped in front of my class it was a problem. This, not so much.
Obviously if part of my attire is sent flying off my person I'll be running them down! I'm not going to stand around naked and befuddled watching my outfit singlehandedly destroy Burning Man forever.
If the underlying message you're trying to convey is "Don't design or wear anything that might fall apart and be irretrievable" then that's fine and makes sense. In fact my intent in making this post was to be sure that what I design will survive the playa and to seek advice. I would assume others reading it would be hoping to gain that same knowledge, potentially resulting in several fewer people making accidental moop!
"Sometimes, honey, you just have to look reality in the eye and say..... 'what happened to your other eye, dude?!'" - Angela Waversak, as quoted on eriswerks.org