Hi, my name is Sarah. I live in Maine. I don’t like sweatshops, so I try to buy things that are made in the USA, union made, fair trade, and from local businesses as much as I can. It is not easy, but with some effort it can be done. Certainly not everything I buy is ethically made, but I am trying.
From cars to coffee to underwear, I want to know where it was made and what the working conditions are there.
I want to make it easier for others to buy ethically and sustainably made goods, so I figure I will share my research. Thus, this blog is born! My friend Ben named it Bigney’s List, and my brother Ben helped me set it up.
Here I will share with anyone who is interested the Made in the USA, fair trade, union made, or Maine made goods I find.
Have suggestions? Please leave me a comment here on the site.
Please note: I have not personally visited the factories or spoken with the workers who make these goods. (Unless otherwise noted.) I am going on whatever information I can find. If you have reason to believe the products I mention are made under unethical working conditions, please let me know! It is always hard to be sure and sometimes there is limited information to go on.