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Bringing manufacturing back
Any manufactuing done in Britain means either extremely low wages to compete with even more extremely low wages elsewhere, or (/and) creating only for a high end market. We still need to make well designed products that are affordable, for example by those who are making them. How can that circle ever be squared in globalised markets? We are developing the same models for design as with food stuffs. High quality, attractive, locally produced for those that can afford it, as against, poor quality, low nutrition, mass produced, poor animal welfare, poor human welfare. We need to think about design production using inland manufacturing but it has to be socially sustainable too. Can anyone provide examples of inland design manufacturing where the products are affordable by those making them?
Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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