Reblogged from good
Ethical Style: How Ethical Is ‘Artisanal’ Production?
Like the watered-down ethical buzzwords “green” and “sustainable” and “organic” before it, the term “artisanal” no longer necessarily signifies hand-made, skilled craftsmanship. It means whatever a company says it does.That’s bad for conscious consumers, because truly artisanal products present several ethical upshots.
Lewis Black has a hilarious and astute take on this.