For the next year I plan to only buy quality items made in the USA. No more cheap junk. No more not-so-cheap items that were made on the other side of the globe and shipped here. The goal is to look a little harder for quality items that were made as close to home as possible in a humane work environment.
I am not quite ready to commit to extending this to food items. I really like South American wine and chocolate, European cheese, Mediterranean olive oil and coffee/tea.
As a note of comparison, the things on me and around me right now:
- jeans - made in Colombia
- shirt - made in Mexico
- tank top - made in Cambodia
- underwear - made in Cambodia
- shoes - made in China
- coffee mug - made in China
- computer - made in Mexico
- cell phone - could not determine country of origin
- lip balm - made in China
Let's see how this goes. This may be a bit of a challenge!