I make an effort to buy domestic or fair trade yarn and other products. With globalization and outsourcing this can sometimes be nearly impossible, but it is important to make the effort. It is important that the goods we are consuming are not being produced by unfair sacrifices of foreign workers, and that workers are not having to compromise thier family's care to support our lifestyle. The following news stories about major human/worker's rights violations are two good reasons to buy domestic products or fair-trade products. This is just from the past two weeks. Vote with your dollar, and don't support products from countries that don't put priority on worker's rights!

'Slave' laborors freed in Brazil

Mass rescue of 'slaves' in China