Don’t kill yourself over it, but try to buy american made
June 27, 2014
Something you’ll learn about me from reading my blog, is that I believe in gradualism.
I get the best results from myself when I simply set an intention and try to be better over time. I don’t get super down on myself if I’m not perfect, but I do give myself a little crap so that I think twice next time. I may not be perfect, but gradually I’m able to change my habits.
So when it comes to buying American Made products, I’m definitely not perfect but I have chosen to set an intention to support my fellow USA citizens. I try to buy American Made when I can, and I feel like since I’ve set this intention it’s gradually become more of a habit than anything else.
IMHO It’s just the right thing to do.
When you buy American, you’re supporting job creation, fair wages, fair and safe labor practices and conditions, and our overall economy.
Better yet, you’re NOT supporting creating jobs over seas, unjust wages, slavery, or child labor.
So don’t kill yourself over it, but TRY to buy American when you can.
Here are 3 easy tips for finding American Made products:
1. Check the labels.
If it says “Made in USA” that means its 100% made in the USA. Companies are even required to put “Made in USA with imported fabric/materials” if the fabric or material used in the product are foreign.
2. Use online shops that disclose where items are made.
Some online stores tell you whether an item is made in USA or imported.
My 3 favorite places to shop online are Nastygal, Lulu*s, and Nordstroms because they all post whether the item is Made in USA or imported. See the image below.
I am literally obsessed with Etsy. Its a website where anyone can create an online store and sell things that they make whether its clothes, art, candles, vintage items, anything! Its a great way to support new business owners and artists. You can even message the individual or company directly and ask whether their product is Made in USA and where their materials come from.