I read this article in my latest Dwell Magazine last night before bed and I must say, it's the best article I've read in a long time. In our culture of cheap goods and furnishings, I think this article is a great reminder of "you get what you pay for." There are more and more knock-offs popping up everywhere and I think it's important, as a designer knowing how much time goes into things, to support the trade and not give in to a knock-off just because it's cheaper. This goes for fashion as well!
Please take the time to check this article out and let me know what you think!