I have another wonderful company to add to this MADE IN USA list, WeatherTech is playing their add during the super bowl for 2015 so if you missed it, here it is today, just before the superbowl airs it.
This blog has been updated promoting what a wonderful country we are that still make stuff in our country! If you know of other’s please comment here so those who might want to know of another great business to support can find it too.
Many of the people I know helped to give me this list. I am not that knowledgeable of all the Made in USA places. I did search many of the sites & was sure to link it if I liked what I saw believing other’s would like to know it as well.
I cannot vouch for all the sites. There are so many~ so who would have guessed! We are still geniuses, or creative & know how to market. We can beat this foreign reliance if we want to.
I fear however, that many will see the “cost” of some items & think, heck, I can go to blank Mart & get it cheaper~ but friend, remember, we are trying to stop this trend, or you would not be reading this. Yes, it does cost more if it is made in the USA, because it is the reality of it all. It costs to make stuff. Did you know that much of the items not made in the USA are done with slave labor? That means, the top guys make all the profit! The workers are not treated well & many are forced to do the work for pennies! That is not an understatement. This is why we must get back to buying local~ to keep our own country from going the way of foreign reliance & to keep the slave labor from destroying other countries. If we don’t buy, they don’t need workers~ It’s up to US~
So, here is the “incomplete” detailed list~
I have clicked on all these sites below, or have purchased some of the items from them to have recommended them here, but there will certainly be the one that slips thru that I did not check. Do your homework & enjoy shopping! Keep this for future reference~
Locally we have a business that sells local crafter’s items. Look to your town to find these as well. Or, start your own store…we live in a college town & that helps as they often have crafts to make & sell. But certainly not required. Just let others know so you have a great business. Better yet, comment here & post it for other’s to read all about it~ periodically I will add the new ones you send me to this list. Keep them coming~
Here is a main page someone alerted me to. It has the Staber Washing Machines listed & is the only Made in USA washer. http://americansworking.com/
FOR THE HOME
http://madeinusaforever.com/davaallnabea.html ~ beeswax furniture polish
Staber washing machine & dryer http://www.staber.com/washingmachines
you get the pattern to make many of the items. For the cheaper option. I have made two dresses so far, going to make more. http://alabamachanin.com/
http://www.sloggers.com/5002-tall-boot-flowers.shtml~ these are beautiful & good price water proof boots! Made in USA
They will make you a pair of socks from your own fiber! COOL *** http://www.zwool.com/fiber-processing/socks/
wool socks http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/3-prs-guide-gear-16-wool-blend-rubber-boot-socks-olive.aspx?a=552743 ~ the first 7 on this page are made in USA..then more are scattered ~but this page will change as new ones are added. Effective December 2011
Socks for Soldiers~ http://www.foxsox.com/Catalog/category.aspxcode=SLDIR
Lip balm junk~isn’t this great! contains no poop!
http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/toysngames.html#Dolls ~***a note about this company…they do not have just toys…they list garden supplies, lawn care, lawn furniture, grills, home spas, hot tubs..etc..quite extensive. They also tell if items that used to be made in the USA are now made somewhere else..so no guessing on your part~ stuff for your pets! including horse feed.
safe pet food. http://www.canidae.com/index.htm ~I found our local dealer ~search your area for a dealer. oh, btw, its not cheap..but it will be safe. Remember the china scare of the damage done to all our pets kidney’s out there due to the harmful ingredients in the stores bought food. This feed would have prevented such.
***Brown Craft paper duckbrand.com*** ~I inquired of their Made in USA products, here is their response~Dear Ms. Cahow:Thank you for e-mailing ShurTech Brands. We appreciate your interest in our products.Many, but not all, of our products are made in the USA. We are constantly striving to source as many of our products as possible from the USA and still maintain our low prices. If you have a UPC code from a specific product, we could look it up and see where it is made. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to call us at (800) 321-0253, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time; or visit us on the Web at www.duckbrand.com.
Thank you for your inquiry. I hope you find this information helpful.
Sincerely,Consumer Relations RepresentativeShurTech Brands, LLC
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaryAnnsWorkshop ~vintage made items & vintage decor, linens, vintage chenille bedspreads, vintage chalk ware, roseville pottery, vintage cookie jars,
Sportsmans Guide sells a slew of Made in USA, from hunting supplies, clothing, shoes, bedding, kitchen ware, down comforters, camp stoves, military canteen’s, knives, ammo, beds, furniture, etc. type in the search bar Made in USA and it will bring up all they offer. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/search/eSearch.aspx?SearchTerms=Made%20in%20USA&eMode=