Originally Posted by Sixracer
Do you think about where your goods came from?
No, I assume an animal (Dead Cow, Live sheep, Dead baby seal) or plant (cotton or linseed) for most of my clothing. Strip mining for anything metal, and forest clearing for wood.
Are they made from recycled materials, does the plant recycle waste, are they shipped half way around the world?
Not just no, but hell no. Editing to add that yes, some of my clothing is from Italy or England much from the US and a few from Canada and Switzerland (I think I have purged most made in China stuff so YEAH ME).
If you learned Breitling (for example) invested in solar power at their facility, would you purchase from them over Rolex?
No, that would be a stupid reason to choose a product. Then all the manufacturers would stop worrying about quality and start thinking of ways to impress impressionable college kids. First they would only source their metals from Fair Trade companies. Than they would plant a tree for every watch sold, than zero emissions at their factories. They would then have daycare for all of their workers. Then all their employees would become vegans and finally they would send you a fucking stick and a piece of recycled paper with directions on how to build a sundial. Just stick to making watches Breitling!!!
Would you know where to access this type of sustainability information about a brand if you were interested?
Since I have my Master's Degree in GoogleFoo, I could probably figure it out.