Make it YOUR New Years resolution to buy PRODUCTS MADE IN THE USA! It can be hard, but the least you can do is try. Especially when it comes to the big ticket items bought only once every 5-10 years like appliances and furniture. This was one of our resolutions for 2015, and I am proud to say, "We did it!" Check out Our Top 4 Made in the USA Buys of 2015.
WHAT DOES THE LAW STATE ABOUT WHERE A PRODUCT IS MADE?
Any product (not food) sold in the United States must say exactly where it is made. So if you look closely enough, a product should state, "Made in the USA, Made in Mexico, Made in China, etc." somewhere on the packaging. Just having a picture of an American Flag, or calling itself American, or using the name United States, or a picture of the USA or anything of the sort DOES NOT MEAN IT IS MADE IN AMERICA. In fact, this is the perfect scam! They hope you are making the assumption from the name or the picture that it is made in America because if you looked any closer (and actually read what it says) you would realize it is NOT!
It is getting harder and harder to buy items 100% made in the USA, but we can at least do our best to try!
MADE IN AMERICA - EITHER QUALIFIED OR UNQUALIFIED
HOW TO KNOW FOR SURE:
Check out our MADE IN AMERICA Pinterest Board for more brands and items that are proudly MADE IN THE USA!
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