Every Productive Luddite notebook sold in the US is made PROUDLY in the US. Many notebooks (ahem, Moleskine) are made in China. We think that sucks. Off-shoring dramatically increases the environmental cost of a notebook. The off-shore notebooks may be cheap, but the planet-cost is high. Be manufacturing locally, we support workers here in the US. By manufacturing locally, we eliminate all of the off-shore cross-ocean shipping costs. By manufacturing locally, we produce our books in accordance with some of the world's best worker safety and environmental legistlation, which cannot be said for off-shore notebook and journal manufacturers.
Acting locally is important to us. That's why every notebook sold in Europe is made in Europe. Same deal. It's better for people and for the planet.