Taking the time to consider where things come from and what they're made out of is an important step toward living sustainably. Finding things Made in the USA is not as easy as one would think, although it probably depends on where you shop. Questions to ask yourself before making a purchase:
- Is this item made in line with my values?
- Am I supporting the local economy?
- Are the people who produce this item treated and compensated fairly?
- Is this item built to last?
WHERE TO BUY LOCAL PRODUCTS and SERVICES?
One of my favorites is Whitehall Candle Co.
Designed to evoke the senses and relax the soul, each candle is hand-crafted and individually packaged, one at a time and are conceived with an uncanny attention to detail and design. Soy-based and made by artist Shawn Whitehall in Walnut Creek! They can be purchased online whitehallcandleco.com or at the Walnut Creek farmers market.
Good guide for finding toys made in the USA:
Please join this discussion and share your ideas! Remember that it's easy to find flaws in pretty much everything and we all have different values, so please refrain from criticizing others' suggestions.
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