Choose and support products that have a voice.
They are not convenient: they are more expensive, they have to be sought out, they must be used with care. They require maintenance. Artisanal products run counter to an easy life.
But products of tradition want to be known, understood, loved, and respected. They are inconvenient. But they have a voice. They speak to you. They keep you company.
They tell you that someone, somewhere, has loved you without even knowing you. And through these products, through the things the craftsman has created for you, you know him, too. And he speaks to you.