Monday, December 6, 2010

Made in USA, Handmade,Slave Free.......

The other day I was doing my grocery shopping at walmart it's one of two stores here. I needed some Christmas lights for one of my cubbies as I was walking around the Christmas stuff I noticed something all the decoration all looked the same just different colors and some I could swear I saw last year. Some of it was pretty in that mass production kind of way. But for me most of it wasn't even pretty just mass produced. I thought do we really need more of this kind of STUFF. And to top it all off I couldn't find one thing that wasn't made in china. I try to buy as much as can of stuff made in USA but it is getting harder every day, even some of the food that I buy is from some place else. I don't like it but want can I do, I do with out on some things and bit the bullet on others. I can remember growing up and most of what we bought was made in USA now most of what we buy is made some place else.
So in order to for me to be even more conscience about where my money goes I will do without more, china doesn't need any more of my money we as a nation already owe them more than we should. I will be buying more on line from US companies and more hand made as well as buying slave-free products. My son J bought my a lovely apron from Sak Saum and would love to get another I just need to find out how.
Do I make a pledge to buy handmade I would but there are some things that aren't handmade like books, the new TV I'm hopeing to get next year. So is there a happy medium I hope so I think for me right now it's just to be more aware.
Until Later
Holly

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then they wonder why people areout of work!! Just crazy!
Sorry have been here in awhile. ((HUGS))
V

RMKK said...

Believe me, I understand. It's always a thrill to see something made in the U.S. but oh so hard to find. We stumbled upon a website about a year or so ago where a guy had pledged to buy only American made products...tough job. David says we need to go back to tariffs. Are you familiar with Etsy? Lots of homemade stuff. Love your menorah. Beautiful colors and reflections in the photo.

Marlene

Olivia said...

I am in total agreement. I do not think it is right we have shipped all of our business out of the country. Thanks for the eye opener!
Hugs,
Olivia

Yarni Gras! said...

I agree...I've been either making my own gifts or buying them off etsy for years now.....