The power of buying local: Break the consumption cycle

A culture of consumption that started taking root in the mid-1900s, has now advanced to a full blown epidemic. Contemporary culture encourages people to refresh their home décor, their wardrobe, their technology, etc. to meet the demands of every upcoming trend. Gone are the days of the dining room table that has been passed from generation to generation; or the washing machine that cleaned without a hitch for 20 years; or the kitchen table that started its life in the kitchen, eventually making its way to the playroom, and then ending its life in the workshop.