so I've spent a lot of energy creating high quality fine art products. I've learned to increase efficiency to create more in a shorter time. i still hit this wall where people in this country are not willing to pay more for handmade, locally sourced product. it forces me to source labor and materials from China just to hit their price requirement. so much for "buy bc." it almost seems like the government wants this. and it doesn't bother me one bit.
at first i thought i was doing the right thing by bringing jobs home. turns out that was just stupid. so I'll be sourcing Chinese indefinitely.
thank you China.