Support Scottish manufacturing
Many of our products are produced abroad, and in an unregulated environment. If home-based production had greater support, then goods could be produced in a more environmentally friendly way.
There could also be regulation gradually phased in, to make sure a product was fit for purpose. We desperately need to move away from cheap items that don't really do the job and break quickly, to well made, simple and affordable alternatives. This would in time boost the 2nd hand/ pre-loved/ resale markets as items would more suitable for a longer lifespan.
I'm thinking specifically of clothing production, but this really applies to all sectors.
Why the contribution is important
Production creation brings with it a huge carbon footprint. Often this environmental impact is shifted onto poorer countries who have less of an ability to regulate the way in which items are made. The environmental impact of clothing production in the last decade has increased massively and a really positive way of addressing this and creating jobs, is to support Scottish-based production.
by daniellemacdonald on October 21, 2020 at 09:26PM