I manufacture all Benjamin and The Moon pieces in Perth, Western Australia, by hand.
Where possible, I believe in supporting local business, local artists and ethically made goods.
I do feel that if we, as consumers, all tried to use our spending power more wisely we could contribute to a better world. A cheap piece of jewellery or other consumer item might seem like a bargain however by supporting companies who make such goods you are possibly saying ok to completely unethical practices such as child labour, dangerous working conditions and other forms of exploitation.
By choosing ethically made products and supporting a local artist such as myself you are standing up for what is right; and that is beautiful and brave! Go you!