With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to provide some helpful tips when looking for American-made products. Below is a guest post from Benjamin Lamm at Label Land, LLC, an American clothing label company located in NJ. Benjamin is a content specialist, writer, musician, father and husband (not necessarily in that order!)
American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 4th annual American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to buy made-in-USA products throughout the upcoming 2016 holiday season to show their support for U.S. manufacturing.
The last week in July was a hot one for the Philadelphia region, but it didn’t wilt the spirits of the employees at The Rodon Group and K'NEX as they hosted Secretary Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s first campaign stop after the Democratic National Convention. Regardless of your party affiliation, this was a proud moment for our company, to be chosen to host this historic event, the first leg of a Presidential race never before seen in our country.
There is no better time than the Fourth of July to begin a "Made in America" buying tradition. You can start by checking labels. Nutrition labeling on food tell you what contents are in a product. Country of origin labeling tells you where the contents came from and where they were assembled. With a few exceptions, the government does not require this labeling; however companies are typically proud to display their "Made in the USA" origin. More than ever, American consumers are looking to purchase products manufactured here, support jobs throughout our country and fair working conditions, and ensure quality products.
In 2012, we were visited by Josh Miller, creator and producer of “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey”, a documentary film that dives deep into the realm of the current economic uncertainty in the United States. The film focuses on the jobs that have left our country over the last decade and the future of America’s economy. On day 15 of the journey, Josh and his team stopped by The Rodon Group and K'NEX facilities to learn about how we've made our plastic parts in the U.S. since 1956.
There is no better time than the Fourth of July to begin a "Buy American-made" tradition. It's starts by checking the labels. Nutrition labels on food tell you what contents are in a product. Country of origin labeling tells you where the contents came from and where they were assembled. With a few exceptions, the government does not require this labeling; however companies are typically proud to display their "Made in the USA" origin. More than ever, American consumers want to purchase products made here and support jobs throughout our country.
Tips on buying American-made
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Once in a while, you find a video that is so well done, so compelling, that you must share. This video, from American Made Matters is a great example. It will make you think twice about where products are made; knowing that the simple act of buying American-made products can have a profound impact on our economy. It's all about creating jobs. Jobs that are secure and well-paying. Jobs that can help re-build our middle class.