Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The good ol' saying...

This blog is not to prove that some Asian countries have human rights issues (There are plenty of US government documents and non-profit organizations that prove this) but it is to help the consumer think of how their product is made from start to finish with all the details.  And for the Consumer to think of buying locally.  Think Globally, Buy Locally!!!  Too lame perhaps.

At least in my little corner of the world I have heard over and over again that "Everything is made in China."
That wasn't the only saying either...The other popular saying I have heard is "you save more when you buy things made in China."

Before doing research on the second quote I thought of quality.  One example that recently happened to me was that I had to replace a door handle and lock.  I had the option to pay $8.95 for a made-in-China replacement or for just a dollar more I could get the same design and color and this replacement was made in the USA with a Lifetime Warranty. Totally worth the extra dollar.

I guess the moral question simply comes down to this:  Is it worth saving a couple of dollars a week to support a country that has several human rights issues?

Other questions:

How much do we really save by buying products made in China?  I guess it depends on the individual or family.

Why can some people simply discard the issues going on in these countries?

Sometimes products that are made in China are more expensive than products made in the USA.  Just remember to read the tag.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, many people only consider the impact on themselves when making purchasing decisions. It is hard to break from a self-centered purchasing pattern, but completely essential!