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Buy American Made to Support the Economy

Updated on July 15, 2016

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Buy American And Support The Economy

I have decided that I am going to do my very best to join forces with many who are buying exclusively Made In USA products. Well I can tell you right off the bat, it is not an easy feat by any means. However, having said that, It is possible. But it takes a bit of time and some research.

Why?

Because we as a whole need to put together our greatest effort forward to get the American people back to work. By doing so, we can help to bring the prosperity back to our once prosperous country, that we know and love.

We live in America ! Why is it so difficult to find things that are made here ?


American Made Flannel

Flannel Pajamas
Flannel Pajamas

And So My Journey Begins

Now that Christmas season is here, and all that goes with it mainly "SHOPPING" and decorating.

It is time to set out and see what I can find.

Having said that, Christmas is not the only time to purchase American made products. It just happens to be the time of year that I do the most shopping and buy products that I normally wouldn't buy.

So with list in hand I started out.

The men in the family need new socks. Score: NIKE crew socks a 3 pack $15.00. Made in USA.

The made in China brand, that I usually buy, 3 pack: $18.00...Wow ..How about that..I saved $3.00 by purchasing American made.

Men's Flannel pajamas; Not a bad selection of Made In US .Several brands to choose from. Vermont flannel company, Eddie Bauer, L.L. Bean,and Hanes.

Made in USA products - Clothing and products Made in USA by US Manufacturers. These products include Union and or American made apparel from Round House, Camber, Okabashi, New Balance, Union Line, Kamik Winter Boots, Northstar Gloves, King Louie, Union House men's briefs and boxers. We also sell Made in USA Cookware and Toys.

Regalware Made In USA

Cook Ware
Cook Ware

Cast Iron

cast iron skillet, made in the good ole USA
cast iron skillet, made in the good ole USA

Housewares

A Britta water Pitcher. Has the Good House Keeping Seal. The box says printed in China.

Cookware: Paula Dean, Rachael Ray, Kitchen Aid, and Faberware were all made Thailand.

T-Fal, ChefMate, Calphalon, made in China.

I could not find one cookware item that was made in the USA.

As I dig deeper I have found that the Lodge Manufacturing Company makes cast iron cookware.

Made in the USA out of 100% carbon steel, these pans hang tough in professional kitchens as well as the campsite. I have a few sizes of cast iron skillets that I love and use often.

Little Tykes Toys

Little Tykes Car
Little Tykes Car

Toys

Toys made in the USA

A directory of American Made Toys and other products. All links were checked at time of posting to confirm they were all Made in the USA


LEGO: components manufactured in Denmark, Hungary and Mexico

Step 2: Create and Play Kitchen: Made in USA with US and imported parts

BARBIE: 2 Story Beach House: Made in China

LITTLE TYKES: Made in USA

Kid K' Nex

How and where to buy American made products...

You can do what I did and with list in hand go out to shop, and carefully look each and every item over carefully..Very time consuming to say the least. Or research your item on the computer before leaving the house. There are many websites available with a list of American made products.

Unfortunately it seems that most of the major Brand names are not made in the USA. Sadly it seems , if you stick to American made products only, Many people on your who to buy for list, be it Christmas, Birthday, Graduation or just because we want it . Will be greatly disappointed .

But I am happy to announce that my next computer will be a Dell..

YES! DELL is made in the USA!

Made In The U.S.A.

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Buying American Made To Support Our Economy

Working together to put our greatest effort forward to get the American people back to work. By doing so, we can help to bring the prosperity back to our once prosperous country,that we love.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I can see where this is a challenge to buy American made products. We can only hope that taxes will be lowered for American made manufacturers...Thanks for trying to buy American.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      I agree with the taxes being lowered...They need an incentive to stay.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I agree and I say "Good for you!" My mother and I started this habit about one year ago.

      If everyone buys American whenever possible, what a difference it will make.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      so glad to hear that you and your mother are doing this.

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      dragonflyfla 3 years ago from South Florida

      Bringing this hub back to life with a vote up and useful!

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!! I've been promoting this cause for quite some time, and I am gratified to see others doing likewise.

      I am also encouraged to notice that SOME companies are returning their manufacturing to the USA..

      I do want to stay with "buy American Made," but...I will stretch that to "North America," and not balk too badly at goods made in Canada or even Mexico, on occasion....I feel that is better than China, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, or any other far-offshore country, as staying on the same continent offers at least some hope of the money finding its way back here.

      There are times I will buy something I do not actually NEED, just because of the "Made in USA" label. Surprisingly, I found some large mugs (20 oz.) at Dollar Tree, of all places, and bought those.

      I also try to use reusable shopping bags, and bought the $3.99 ones instead of the 99 cent ones at Trader Joes, because the pricier ones were made here.

      We got some cookware a while back, that was made here. Those brands were: Nordic Ware; Anchor-Hocking, and Tramontina. The last surprised me, because the name sounds Italian. I did also buy a made in Italy piece, by Good Cook, because I do not view that as "as bad" as the very devastating effect that China has had on our economy.

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