Made in China- The October Challenge

A little while ago, I read an article about a family who had gone a year without buying anything that was “Made in China”. He is a link to an article about it. (In fact it’s a book)

That got me thinking. With China as our closest easterly neighbour, how easy or difficult would it be to refrain from buying anything that was “Made in China”? How much of an influence do they have here and how many items that I use everyday are actually “Made in China”? After mentioning it to a friend, we decided to go without buying anything “Made in China” for the month of October. I honestly have no idea how easy or difficult this will be as I have never put too much thought into it before.

The other rule is that as far as possible we must support the home market, in this case Korea or if at all possible our own home markets, Ireland and South Africa.

So that’s it, the October challenge. I’ll write another blog on the results and observations of this challenge in November.


7 thoughts on “Made in China- The October Challenge

  1. I’ve thought about that a lot too. With food I think you’ll be ok as Korea has a high preference for domestically produced food, but anything manufactured could be difficult.

  2. Will, if you do come by everyday items (no groceries) by multinationals not made in China, post it at so others too could know! Also, feel free to use the site to look for items not made in China for your quest, although we are geared up more for the US market… Best of luck and do please tell us how it goes!

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