What if you were to shop a little closer to home? Say pick a product made in Canada? Well, your purchase could make a big difference, not only to that special someone who receives it, but to those who are involved in making it. The National’s senior business correspondent, Amanda Lang, follows one Canadian product to examine the impact of purchasing goods made closer to home. From the factory floor to the retail counter, the Village Bag made by Roots impacts eight sectors of the economy and employs hundreds of workers. With Canada importing $8 billion a year in apparel, Roots is bucking the trend by staying Canadian.