I’m sure many of you are busy buying Christmas and holiday presents. Help support the American companies and manufacturers and I reach out to all of you to buy and use as much Made in America products as you can this holiday and in your daily lives.
Firstly, you know you’re getting a well made, high quality product.
Secondly, if you just spend $64 on a Made in America item, you’ll be helping 200,000 jobs. And even if you’re spending less, every little bit counts.
Honestly, I love it when I pick up an item and it says Made in America. One of my favorite clothing brands, Rag & Bone is Made in America (North Carolina) and I keep supporting them for that. For some items, it gives me a peace of mind to know it is a quality product in compliance with safety and health guidelines.
Take my recent search for a quality tumbler that I can carry my tea and coffee around in. I’m finding alot of Made in China items. I used one previously and my mom and good friend were aghast when I was showing signs of metal poisoning. I never got tested for it but when I started to research the lethal effects of poorly made metal and plastic tumblers, I got scared using these questionable items from a country without health and safety oversights.
I then read an article from Pyrex that said they basically could not afford to manufacture a tumbler because it would cost a multiple of making one in China and consumers wouldn’t pay for them. You know what? After this health scare, I would pay more to buy one from Pyrex! Let’s support these companies so they can keep on making quality products and stay in business and keep the towns across the country thriving.
So support the American companies and factories this holiday season and try to do so in your daily lives!
It’s as simple as flipping the tag to see if it’s Made in America.
Here are some resources for finding Made in America products
Find American products and companies by state
Items by category from the 2011 pledge
Additional sites that compile American Made products.
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