how an object has come into existence;
how many hours did its manufacture take;
how many people were involved in its construction;
was each person involved paid a just wage;
were materials sourced from a sustainable place of origin;
have we paid a price reflective of the creativity and artisan-ship involved?
Are we mindful of the quality of life of the artisans?
How has purchase of an item contributed to the common good?
Do we treat each object in our possession with a thankful attitude?