Now this is the conversation we’ve been wanting to start! We know there are endless places and ways to spend your money. But we hope you’ll agree: that it’s actually more rewarding — and more fun! — to buy American-made.
Why? Simply put, we believe that our economy should lift people up, not grind them down – and that buying American-made will help us build a better economy. Actually, it is one of the most impactful ways that you can do good with your dollar.
Just by changing the way we shop, each of us can be a part of this movement. Every gift or necessity that you buy from an American maker, manufacturer or artist is unique; it has a story and a face behind it. And each time you choose goods made here, you support a whole web of domestic businesses that have a direct stake in the success of their communities.
Because these companies are rooted locally, they tend to do things pretty differently from the big multinationals. They create good local jobs that are safe and pay living wages; their practices are more sustainable and have a lower carbon footprint; and they prioritize your family’s safety by creating quality goods that are built to last. Supporting these companies directly fights exploitation and helps local economies and communities to thrive.
Shopping American-made is really about upholding the common good – ensuring better opportunities in our neighborhoods, better products in our homes, and a better world around us. Also...it just plain feels good. So take a stand for what you believe in! Our choices, together, can build a shared prosperity that benefits us all.
Help Local Economies Thrive - When you spend your money on a product made here, you’re supporting businesses that are rooted in their local communities. These businesses rely on each other, and when they thrive they strengthen supply chain networks across the economy. This not only protects existing jobs, but it creates a ton of new ones! Small businesses are the engine of opportunity in our economy, generating not just jobs — but good jobs — that pay living wages and directly respond to the needs of their communities. It diversifies the economy and encourages those that aren’t chasing the cheapest production.
Take a Stand for Best Practices - When an item is made here, it meets certain standards; both in how it’s built, and how it’s built to last. You can be sure that your purchase is safe for your family and heirloom quality. Beyond that-- choosing goods made here ensures your items were manufactured under fair labor conditions. Locally made goods also have a smaller carbon freight footprint than imported items, producing less pollution and meeting strong environmental standards. So — when you buy USA-made, you are also taking a stand for the health and safety of your family, of workers and of the planet.
Put your Dollar to Work: By simply changing the way we shop, each of us can be a part of this movement. Every gift and necessity you buy can have a meaningful impact on people’s lives; the items you get from an American maker, artist or manufacturer all have a story behind them. Shopping American-made is about upholding the common good — ensuring better opportunities in our communities, better products in our homes, and a better world around us. Take a stand for what you believe in! Together we have the power to create real change for the better.
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