The story of things
Every thing has a story. It can be a happy story, a sad one, fair and personal or mainstream. Things can be part of something beautiful. You are supporting the story with your purchase, so find out about it to make informed decision. Locally grown or hand-made comes with its imperfections, with nuances that make them unique. The price might be higher as well, but when you buy better, you can buy less.
Something to think about. Even if you might not have direct impact on your things birth story, its future is in your hands. It’s meaning in your life, it’s usage, it’s disposal. Make sure things have proper life and afterlife.