How do I identify what counts as ‘made in Canada’ for this project? As I’ve said before, there are rules for each month, and they’re up for debate. However, for all of the products, I’m applying these (deceivingly) simple criteria:
- Gold – The product is designed, manufactured and entirely sourced in Canada.
- Silver – The product is designed and manufactured in Canada, but its constituent parts or ingredients don’t all originate here.
- Bronze – The product is designed here, but neither manufactured nor entirely sourced in Canada.
Does somebody have an Olympics hangover?
My goal is always the gold standard, but I’m afraid there will be compromises. More on this in my next post, about this month’s category of clothing. I’m also going to write about the official ‘Product of Canada’ standards that the federal government has established, which differ considerably from mine.
What do you think of my approach?
Photo by Tom Magliery.