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) http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/06/28/us-books-madeinchina-idUSN2425061320070628
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.