These artisans are proud of what they make, proud of their craft. (Filmed at Ferric Fusion in West Wales).
Buying local is recirculating the wealth back into local communities. It also reduces the carbon footprint of any local buyer. Shipping by air, train, boat, or truck emits large quantities of carbon and contributes to global climate change as well as health issues such as the rising number of cases in childhood asthma.
Not only will buying local reduce the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere, it will also prevent GMOs from becoming more widespread in our food products as mass production will decrease. By buying local one reduces the abnormal hormones and antibiotics entering their system, as these are fed to livestock on big corporate farms.