I am not willing to buy any artisan goods unless I know that they can make a living wage in their construction.
I could find myself in that boat some day.
I wanted to buy 2 wood carver's screws, massive adjustable hold-downs, for large work.
Found a carver whose SIL made them. My first question was to ask if the SIL made a living wage building them.
They are everything I could have asked for.