Leo Babauta believes slowing down and making less is one answer to personal and professional happiness.
There exists in France a small company called Teddyfish that makes bags by hand.
Their philosophy of production is beautiful:
“We believe in ‘petite-production’, which means the willingness to work on slower rhythm and scale. Through creating and hand-making by ourselves, we are aiming to flavor our products with the warmth of the craftsmen’s hands, instead of the gasoline from the machine.”
Imagine if our world of mass-production was turned into a world of petite-production. People would hand-make clothing, bicycles, furniture, food.
We would produce less and consume less. Things would cost more but people would make more for their labor.
We would love our work more. Produce quality things that last. Love our lives more. Call it Anti-Walmartization.
Slow down, make less, do it better, be happier.
This post originally appeared at mnmlist.com.
Photo: Diana Robinson/Flickr