They Don't Make Things Like They Used To: The Cult of Consumerism and the Pursuit of Quality

They Don't Make Things Like They Used To: The Cult of Consumerism and the Pursuit of Quality

In today's world, consumerism reigns supreme. We are bombarded with advertisements and marketing tactics, enticing us to constantly upgrade to the latest and greatest products. But what many fail to realize is that this culture of consumerism has ushered in an era of badly made products, characterized by planned obsolescence.

Planned obsolescence is a deliberate strategy employed by manufacturers to design products with a limited lifespan, ensuring that consumers will need to replace them sooner rather than later. This not only generates more profits for companies but also perpetuates a cycle of constant consumption.

Generations of people have been conditioned to buy into this cycle, believing that they need to constantly upgrade to stay relevant. The average consumer may not even realize the difference in quality, especially when shopping online where tangible experiences are limited. Give that dog bed you purchased on Amazon a single wash and observe its transformation. You'll quickly witness the repercussions of its subpar quality: cheap fabric, loose threads, and failing seams.

But there is a growing movement advocating for a return to quality craftsmanship and durable products. At our core, we believe in creating products that stand the test of time, made from better materials and using more expensive construction techniques.

In the design of our objects, we prioritize quality over quantity, refusing to cut corners or compromise on durability. While this may result in slightly higher costs upfront, the long-term benefits far outweigh the initial investment.

By investing in products that are built to last, consumers can break free from the cycle of constant consumption and embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. There is something inherently beautiful about fixing an object and keeping it around for years to come, imbued with sentimental value and memories of a life well-lived.

At Black Lab Brands, we are committed to challenging the status quo and redefining what it means to create truly exceptional products. Join us in the pursuit of quality and let's bring back the craftsmanship of yesteryears.