Awakenings featured a post titled Made in America on September 7, 2013. As a follow-up to that post, I have invited Made In America (USA) Products (of which I am a member) to share with us additional information about products that are actually made in America, yep! right here on US soil!
It all started with the question, "Where do you shop for products made in the USA?"
You ask where I shop for products Made In USA. I can tell you I have a website that answers your question partially: http://www.MadeInAmericaSC.com. This is 2 years in the making. Not only will you find products #MadeInAmerica, but you will find more than 60 #MadeInUSA supporters.
On the website is a collection of over 3000 Made In USA products, the results of over two years research. Over 800 nearly 9000 followers are product manufacturers. So there is an abundance of possibilities for locating USA made products.
Don't limit it, however, to just shopping online. Interestingly enough, you can buy Made In America (USA) products in many stores, even in ones you may not immediately think possible: Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods, Old Time Pottery, Wal-Mart (yep, read the labels!), Home Depot, Lowe's, and don't forget your local grocery store.
As for me personally I do NOT buy clothes that are NOT made in America anymore. For example, my jeans: Texas Jeans. Underwear: UWear USA. There are so many, many more. It is easy to find sporting uniforms, baseball caps, baseball/softball gloves (Nokona and others), etc. Basically with a little searching you can find just about anything you want. Do the research!
To sum it up, here are recommendations for Made In America (USA) products: 1) Read labels 2) Research products on the Internet 3) Use the Made In America website 4) Ask on Twitter (use #MadeInAmerica hash tag)
Don't have the time? Need some help? Tweet directly to me (@MadeInAmericaSC) and I will try to find the product just as I would for myself. Doesn't get any easier than that!
Lastly, a little advice: "Deny the pressure to buy the so-called 'Brands' and stop trying to 'keep up with the Jones'. Instead, set your own trend! Be PROUD that your stuff is purchased smartly, with research, specifically #MadeInAmerica. You can save hundreds of dollars a year by only buying what you need (not what you want). You will become the trend setter. If you couple this with only spending what you make, cut out the CREDIT, you give a double hit to the #American economy. How cool is that?"
Follow me on Twitter, join my site, and most important - BUY AMERICAN! On Twitter, as @MadeInAmericaSC, you can search using my Twitter Name, and #MadeInAmerica in one search, that will bring up tweets about American Products. ~Skip Mackenna
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