Saturday, October 3, 2015

Made in the USA newsletter coming out next week.

Products Made in the USA

Once a month we send out a email newsletter featuring fresh new products made in the USA. The next issue comes out the first full week of October 2015. We always feature new companies that we have found that are dedicated to making their products in America. So if you are like other Americans frustrated finding domestic made products sign up for our newsletter at any of our pages on the made in the USA product directory

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Great article from Consumer Reports

Here is an excerpt from Consumer Reports article. Here is a link for the entire article

Consumer Reports magazine: February 2013
Given a choice between a product made in the U.S. and an identical one made abroad, 78 percent of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a new nationally representative survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
More than 80 percent of those people cited retaining manufacturing jobs and keeping American manufacturing strong in the global economy as very important reasons for buying American. About 60 percent cited concern about the use of child workers or other cheap labor overseas, or stated that American-made goods were of higher quality.
And people would pay extra to buy American. More than 60 percent of all respondents indicated they’d buy American-made clothes and appliances even if those cost 10 percent more than imported versions; more than 25 percent said they’d pay at least an extra 20 percent. (Perhaps more surprising: According to a new survey of consumers in the U.S. and abroad by the Boston Consulting Group, more than 60 percent of Chinese respondents said they’d buy the American-made version over the Chinese even if it were to cost more.)

For more on Made in the USA

Lets start with American Made from the ground up, shoes made in the USA

Although there should be more there are a surprising amount of shoe companies making their products in the USA, at least in the dress and casual markets. Currently there is not much activity in the athletic shoe market. New Balance has a few models made here but I know longer see them marketing that fact and I'm afraid it is going away.

The American shoe market will support big prices for athletic shoes, however it seems to be tied to big time sponsorship and endorsements. Nike for an example pay workers in Asia $75.00 per month to make the shoes, they pay their American workers in the US very well and they pay millions maybe billions in sponsorship and endorsement rather than build a brand on quality and features. The American market for athletic shoes is all about the marketing and little to do with the manufacturing.

We have a large collection of Shoes made in the USA on our directory of American Made products. We hope you will check out the resource and share it with family and friends. The job you save could be your own.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is the Electric Car going to be an American Made Industry

I believe the electric car will be the next big break through industry and we all have a front row seat to this history. I think the first company to create the ultimate battery will win this battle and be in the driver's seat to secure their place as the leader. This industry could bring billions of dollars to the country that wins this race.

Living in Seattle I see electric cars all the time. It used to be rare to see an all electric car but now it is very common. I have to admit the Tesla is also a beautiful car. I have been lucky enough to see at least two of the really high end sport car edition and they are impressive.

My hope is that an American company will perfect the battery and become the leader of this pioneering technology that will seep into other areas of our life.

I think the Teslas are American Made however I'm not sure. I looked over there website for a minute or two and could not tell for sure. Does anyone happen to know?

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hair care products made in the USA
American Made Hair Curlers
We were fortunate enough to add a new hair care product to the products made in the USA directory today. While doing this I discovered the American hair care product market is worth over 80 billion dollars in sales per year and growing.

If we were to capture more and more of just the hair care industry can you imagine all the jobs we could create. Manufacturing jobs create other jobs all across the spectrum. A factory needs office workers, foreman, warehouse staff, shipping clerks, managers and entry level laborers. This more than anything is what America needs, a diverse opportunity of jobs.

So when you are doing your hair, think about what your "Do" can do for the American economy.

"American Made, Americans paid"

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Where can you find American made clothing

American Made Clothing
American Made Clothing

It should not be hard to find American made clothing but it can be. I have been in the business of helping people locate clothes made in the USA. During these years the number one complaint I have received is "Where can I buy clothing made in the USA in person"? I have to agree this in not an easy task to accomplish.

The internet of course has made it much easier for consumers to locate clothing and other products made in the USA. The problem is Americans like to see their clothing before buying it, they want to try it on, make sure their shoes go with it. This is all understandable of course.

So until brick and mortar retailers start to take notice that Americans want domestic made products we will have to rely on the internet, which is doing a great job!