For those of us who have every wanted something custom that was made new for us it has often been a shocker at the price tag. I think of my first kitchen remodel. Everybody wants to save a buck thats for sure, me included. And we sure have become accustom to inexpensive goods made from over seas. At times the quality is quite good and the price is reasonable. But as many are learning there is often an unseen cost to the peoples and environment to those overseas countries that produce these goods.
True, to produce something here in the US under appropriate laws that protect workers and the environment it is often considered expensive by many.
Can we produce quality goods here without breaking the bank? Is there a balance?
Does it make since to purchase a product that is three times the price of one off the shelf if it is quality built?
Consider this first. An Italian mathematician long ago proposed the 80/20 rule. Take for example your carpet. Only 20% of the carpet area gets walked on 80% of the time. Thus the path marks. So you could say that you could vacume only 20% of the carpet 80% of the time and collect the same amount of dirt as if you vacumed the other 80% only 20% percent of the time. I know, you are wondering, where are we going with this?