As a shop owner, I spend a lot of time apologizing for delayed shipments, delayed Customs and months-long manufacturing delays. While I am a big believer in importing unique items for our customers- I find it harder every day to recommend items that are also made here. The throw away culture that created the massive imported furnishing market needs to be rethought by buyers. Whether you think Globally or Nationally, there are excellent reasons to shop Made in the USA. In our stores and on our website, we are delighted to give you Made in the USA options…and here is why.
It’s about keeping and creating jobs to allow our citizens to provide for themselves and their families. When you purchase domestically, you are helping to sustain and strengthen our economy for generations to come and secure future business within America.
American manufacturing means investment and finance for the American economy. The more that is pushed into national manufacturing, the more the nation’s economy will reap the benefits…and jobs!
In most cases, we make better quality products and not only that, products manufactured here are usually built with higher quality components, which increases the longevity of products. … Made in USA is built to last.
When products are made in the US, federal and local governments can control working conditions and ensure that minimum wages are paid and proper laws are upheld. Importing goods from abroad means that we do not have that level of control and transparency. Sweatshops are rampant in third-world countries where many products are manufactured. While we have un-linked ourselves from Brands where abuses have been reported, we simply cannot tell what happens abroad.
Current technologies allow manufacturing processes in the US to lean toward cleaner, renewable, and eco-friendly practices. If we invest in American-made products, we can be sure that we are doing our part to contribute to a cleaner environment for our generation, not to mention the generations to come. Can we do better? Yes but many other countries don’t even recognize the problem.
Unlike 30 years ago when American plants were not as fast and quality driven and labor costs kept prices high, and forced manufacturing overseas…USA companies that remained or have since opened have concentrated on quality. They are also very consistent.
As a shop owner, I spend a lot of time apologizing for delayed shipments, delayed Customs and months-long manufacturing delays. While I am a big believer in importing unique items for our customers- I find it harder every day to recommend items that can be made here. throw away culture
What about the cost?
Many Americans are in a position to buy the very best and so it is easy to recommend American made goods. Many Americans need to choose by price and must sacrifice longevity to meet their immediate needs. And we spend a good deal of time ensuring that we only represent the best of those imported products. But the last group of buyers is who I would like to reach. With the emergence of Sezzle, Affirm and other Pay over time options- Americans should be looking to upgrade quality. So while, we do pay in this country for good working conditions and quality manufacturing: we are also paying down the deficit, improving the economy, creating jobs and retaining an industry within our shores.