March 14, 2012

I like the idea that when I buy stuff, I follow these principles:

  1. Make sure it’s well-designed from good sustainable materials and I will use it for a long time.
  2. Whoever made it should be paid a fair wage for where they live.
  3. I can’t make it myself for less money than it cost to buy it.

I appreciate it’s not always to tick all these boxes but I would generally prefer to achieve as many as possible.


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