If you haven't started buying local, for food and materials this is the summer to begin.
Ask your self where your tableware was made, what is the source of your vegetables?
Buying Made In America is said to be a movement that's catching on. In my house for decades we have been aware of searching out Union Labels, of buying from farmers market, buying Mr. Casto's eggs, and of course buying tableware and glass objects of art from Blenko Glass, Feista Glass, special gifts from Iron worker Fetty, wood worker Robert Reed.
Attend your local crafts and art fairs, buy your gifts from small vendors, look for made in usa
It take courage to request Made In USA, it takes a bit longer to drive to the Farmers Market.
Part of growing up is learning to live responsible.
Purchasing glass from a local manufacturer, buying from a local hardware store ( not the big box), learning quality is more important than quantity.
www.blenkoproject.org to learn more about the history of W.Va. Glass maker Blenko Glass.
|Photo of small plate with 2012 Birthday Vase imagine - this is one the many local handcrafted items you will find at Blenko Glass.|