Imagine a future when you can learn about the origin of every product before you buy it. Would you second guess your purchase if you discovered that the bag you want was made by migrant workers in a sweatshop? US-based Baggu thinks so and they're leading the charge with an assortment of beautiful and reusable bags that are "Ethically made in China," according to the tag on each bag. Their phrasing probably seems like a smoke screen to skeptics who want to support their local economy and are dubious of Chinese imports. However, Baggu's promotion of their fair labor practices elevates the importance of knowing more about what you purchase. We hope that this kind of tag transparency, coupled with advances like Good Guide's iPhone app, continues to empower us with instant product information that will make us all more ethical consumers.
I'm a multidisciplinary graphic designer and writer living in New York City. My projects have involved designing identities, motion graphics, web sites, exhibition graphics, publications, as well as copywriting and art directing. I look for projects that challenge my thinking and form-making skills, but I'm especially interested in collaborating with non-profits and civic organizations that need help to address complex social problems in ways that might spur lasting social change.