Putting the "Self" in "Paralyzing Self-Consciousness" since the 20th century.
posted by Quinn Cummings at 11:42 PM
Here's a starting point:http://www.americansworking.com/
This is a fantastic idea! It's a little off the beaten path, but should anyone ever need excellent figure or roller skates Riedell has been making their products in Redwing, Minnesota for over 60 years. (Your post makes me feel a bit better about the rather large sum I am about to spend on my daughter's new skates!)
Preach it sister! Great post. I noticed recently that the books I buy - kids, knitting patterns, whatever - are printed overseas. Since when can't we print our own books? Frustrating.
Yay a new Q-Tea! And you look so pretty! :) This is an awesome post, Quinn. Thanks for this. I know that Shabby Apple is making their Green Leaf line here in the U.S. (www.shabbyapple.com). It's a bit pricey, but they're special occasion dresses, so maybe that's justifiable.
New Balance sports shoes
New Balance sports shoe
American Apparel. Their ads, alas, look too much like porn for my comfort but the clothes are made in Los Angeles and the company has several worker-friendly programs.
Happy Fuzzy Yarn, right here from my Ann Arbor studio. http://happyfuzzyyarn.com
Good work, Quinn!! Also love the post above with the database link. We try hard to buy American but it seems so impossible sometimes that it has become quite discouraging. This is both motivation and information - much appreciated!
Totally second New Balance Shoes. They are FANTASTIC, and they even have a line of work appropriate footwear!
Florida's Natural juices are grown in Florida
Tom's of Maine - lots of great products...love the toothpaste.
Mrs. Meyers Cleaning Products! Made in USAEnvironmentally friendlyBiodegradableCruelty FreeROCKIN' COOL! These WORK!, smell incredible, look cool on your countertop and are in most local markets (i get mine at our local Raley's)www.mrsmeyers.com
Burt's Bees - Made in America AND way healthier than most other brands. We use their toothpaste and sunscreen. I also second Tom's of Maine - one of the few NON-antiperspirant (AKA no aluminum ingredients) deodorants on the marker...
Carmex lip balm and hand/foot creams. Made in Franklin, Wisconsin. http://www.mycarmex.com
I love that from now on, while doing my families shopping errands, I will be reading labels and looking for the Made in the USA. Thanks for encouraging such an amazingly simple mindset! I also happened across a program on the Discovery Channel last night....it was the redneck comedian guy....whatshisname....anyway, it was a show, something like "Only in the USA," and they profile American companies. I saw a brief overview of the company that makes Tobasco sauce down in Louisiana. Fascinating and yes, Made in the USA.
Great blog post! Herr's snack foods (chips, pretzels, etc.) are made in the USA, and it also looks like they are an eco-friendly company too!Of course, you can always chase down your Herr's snacks with some Samuel Adams beer - also made in the USA. Don't have too much, though, as alas, Alka Seltzer is made in Germany.......
I'm just poking around my desk here, but I've found a few.1) Sally Hansen nailpolish. I don't know about the rest of Sally Hansen but the nailpolish? Yes.2) My Walmart Equate Facial Cleansing Towellettes (make up remover thingys.) I didn't know Walmart still carried anything made in the USA.3) My ThermaCare heat wraps4) Johnson & Johnson Cornstarch Baby Powder
Cherry Republic products - made in Michigan. Cherry salsa that's out of this world! Cherry sangria, jams, soda pop...check out their website http://www.cherryrepublic.com/
As the owner of a shop that sells all handmade (in the US) items, I encourage everyone to support the independent brick-and-mortar stores where you live, too. If you buy American-made products from the businesses who populate your own downtown business district, it's a double-win! :)
https://www.saveourcountryfirst.com/Default.aspxI read about this on the comments section of the pioneerwoamn website and thought to pass it along here. so wonderful that so many people want to do this!
Kikkoman soy sauce is also made in Wisconsin.
Great idea! I discovered your blog from Jen Lancaster's blog, jennsylvania, and am thrilled to see this Q-Tea about American owned companies. Our family business makes a product called Puddle Out, an all natual cleaner and deodorizer for multi-pet homes. Safe for cats, dogs, birds, and ferrets. Also safe to be used around children. Reasonably priced (a 32 ox. sprayer bottle is $9.99 plus S&H). Made in the USA, from materials produced in the USA, and packaged in materials made by American owned companies. Check out our product line at happycatsolutions.com and find us on facebook (search "Puddle Out"). Thanks so much for supporting American businesses!
I love this! I try to buy American as much as possible, especially for my bigger purchasers.The ONLY coffeepot still made in America? Bunn. They make tea stuff too. I did soooo much research on this one. Many pots/makers are made outside the US and in country's with lower standards for metal and plastic (i.e. China). http://www.bunnomatic.com
My liquor budget goes to local wine.
If you buy shoes from Zappos, you can put "made in US" in the search box and the shoes made in the US pop up.Lodge cast iron products (not the enameled stuff, just the cast iron) is made in the US, as is All-Clad, for those of us who have a zillion dollars to spend on pans.I've particularly started reading food labels for this, as it is just senseless, environmentally, to haul food from halfway around the world. Also? I love my CSA share, even though I have had more turnips & bok choy in the past two months than I really ever expected to eat.
3M is an American company, though they are diversified and I'm not sure if everything is made in the US.By the way, be careful with New Balance. They used to make shoes in the US, but now you have to check the label.
Oh this is great! I was lamenting my knowledge of US-manufactured goods when I remembered that my husband and I spend half of our food budget on locally produced and/or manufactured food - CSA's, eggs, meat, tofu, milk, flour, legumes, coffee (locally roasted, fair-trade). We buy locally-created clothes and shoes made with US manufactured leather. We're annoying.All-Clad is made in the US, as is Pyrex.
Jade yoga mats! And they donate part of their profits to really great causes. That's double cool.
Little tikes and Step 2 toys are made in the USA.For more toys made in the USA, go to: http://www.toysmadeinamerica.com/
I applaud you for doing this! ABC News did a segment about Made In America that was very eye opening. They list products made here in the USA on their website and the list can be brought up by state, which is very nice. Thank you Quinn!
Soldered Map Pendants & Scrabble Letter Gifts handmade in Minnesota: http://xohandworks.com/
Hi, here is a link to cooking utensils made in the USA. http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/kitchen.html
Yes, yes, yes! My family has been discussing this topic recently and lamenting how hard it is to find USA products. The above posts are helpful (and make me feel better about my All-Clad pans). I look forward to sharing this info with family and friends.
If life were that easy. Alas, liberal wishful thinking makes us feel good, but gets us nowhere on a practical basis. It's like pissing in the wind. It takes more than the 200,000 jobs PER month just to offset the young people entering into the workforce.Nice thought, but no cigar. And no, I'm not a Republican.
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