Updated: Feb 15
This seems to be the question many of us Americans are asking today. I know for myself, every time I shop, I ask myself this question. There are items made in America, we just have to seek them out
Where to find them.
Finding items that are manufactured here in the USA can be a daunting and discouraging task because everything is made in China. And I mean everything. Well ... maybe not everything. But close. Eighty percent of Walmart's merchandise is made in China. ( Click here for more info on that topic ).
Fortunately, we are not yet entirely dependent on China making everything for us. There are actually many products I have found that are made right here in the USA.
Unfortunately, I also found, as you probably did as well, that many American companies that used to pride themselves in American manufacturing were pressured to sell out to China. It is also important to point out that many of these American companies still do have products that are made here in America but they also have many of their products manufactured in China as well. It's kind of like there are a hybrid between Made in the USA, and Made in China. You cannot know where an item was made just by the company name, you really have to drill down a little.
I noticed that a lot of products that are sold online, that are made in the USA, absolutely say so in the product description. Now if they don’t tell us in the description where they are made, I assume they are not made in America. If they were, they would definitely say so because that right there is an important selling point, wouldn’t you agree?
My advice to everyone is, when you go to purchase a product, and you want that product to be made here in the homeland, make sure to look for the Country of origin label on it, never assume by the company name alone. Craftsman is a good example of a USA / China hybrid.
I search for American made products for my affiliations all the time, and not everything that you might think is made here, is actually made here. I am going to leave some links below to Amazon where you can browse through some American made products. I will also be blogging about American Made in more detail so we can all get a grip on what is made here and what is not, what we can do about it and where we can buy them. And as always,
I Buy Made in the U.S.A.
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