We live in a country where produce is only available certain months of the year, but when available, we always choose the options grown closest to home. Even if it cost a little more I will choose a product produced locally and sold at our local farmers market over a supermarket product brought in from another continent. For a few months of the year this is easy, but if I want fresh fruit is March, it has to be imported. Often my cravings for a yummy clementine out weigh the fact it was grown very far away from my home.
When it came to choosing diapers, I also looked at where they were made. There are an enormous amount of companies out there attempting to create the perfect cloth diaper. The market is growing, and many people are jumping on board. New designs are patented and closely guarded, every company is in search of the cutest pattern or the most popular colors, all for the lowest prices. One more factor to throw into the mix is who made your diaper.
I have to admit that not all of the diapers I own are Canadian made, or even North American made, but when given a choice between two very similar products I am inclined to choose the one made on this continent. I own a number of different brands and am always wanting (although not doing so as much lately as I really don't need any more and it is hard to justify spending money on something you don't really need) to try out something new, but if it is new AND Canadian it is doubly hard to resist.
How about you? Does where something is made influence your choice when purchasing something? Do you prefer when something is locally made?