We are not amazon

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

It's no secret when it comes to Amazon; we are either blissfully adding things to our carts, or acutely aware of the ethical issues that the company represents. From an Ethical Consumer stand point Amazon is one of the world's largest retailers, generating huge revenues, but also paying very little corporation tax by funnelling its money through a holding company. Besides some business ethics, there are other issues to consider such as climate change, environmental reporting, habitats, pollutions and toxics, human rights, worker's rights, supply chain management, animal rights and more. The company was also assessed as having huge company wide issues with fair pay for workers. So why is the team at #clutchmadefactory so set on emphasising that we are not Amazon? Keep reading below to find out.

Firstly, there are huge differences between ordering a product online versus making one on your own. The American made development process could not be more different to that of Amazon's. Consumers and designers have to understand that shopping locally and making locally takes longer than ordering something from Amazon and having it at your door the next day. Why? Because making locally is a process. But it's a good process with many benefits to the broader community and economy. When you decide to set out on your journey as a designer who wants to make in the USA there are a few things to consider. The process takes time, you have to work with your factory as a team, you have to understand the quantity of small businesses that are making, and you have to have patience and trust in the process.