Designed, Constructed, Consumed

As Brook’s article points out the fact that orders for porcelain were placed by European nations or the Imperial rules, then produced in Jiangxi, and brought back to Europe for consumption by the elite. Porcelain was transported back to Europe by either the Dutch, the English, the Portuguese, or the Spanish. Outsourcing labor usually saves money or in the case of porcelain outsourcing left production of the luxury good to the masters. By the same process this Patagonia vest was designed at the company headquarters in California, then constructed in Vietnam and shipped back to the United States so that stores can carry the product.