I only sell products made in the U.K. by properly paid skilled people. I firmly believe this leads to higher quality products, a lower carbon footprint, and a more ethical stance.
I could reduce the factory cost by bringing products in from a low paid economy somewhere in the world, with dubious working practices and human rights issues - but I choose not to. I also want to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible by reducing factory to consumer miles.
So when you pay for one of my products, you are supporting a small independent business that is trying to "do the right thing". You are not contributing to anonymous shareholders, you are helping a fellow musician support his family.
Hugh Lawrence. Director of Drummers Brainchild Ltd.