Made in America List

It’s hard to make things in America. Cars, fashion, electronics are all built overseas for cheap and shipped back.

Part of this is our fault. We want cheap stuff. We’ve grown accustomed to big affordable televisions and disposable t-shirts.

But we can also blame this steady loss of American manufacturing jobs on companies who cut corners, put shareholders over customers, and fail to uphold the origin of their brands.

It is hard to make thing in America. But some companies still do it. And we should reward them with our business.

Clothing for men

Carhartt

LEVIS

MOUNTAIN TOUGH SOCKS

SOCKS4LIFE

AMERICAN GIANT

EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS

BLDWN


Shoes for men

ALLEN EDMONDS SHOES

NEW BALANCE SHOES

RED WING BOOTS


Everyday Carry

ZIPPO LIGHTERS

CASE KNIVES


Home goods

WEBER GRILLS

KITCHENAID MIXERS

AQUASANA WATER FILTERS

LASKO FANS

FIESTA DINNERWARE

BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT

PYREX GLASSWARE

ORECK XL VACUUMS

LODGE COOKWARE

VITAMIX BLENDERS

TERVIS DRINKWARE

KETTLEPIZZA OVENS

CUTCO KNIVES


Kids

AMERICAN PLASTIC TOYS

GREEN TOYS

CRAYOLA CRAYONS

K’NEX TOYS

WIFFLE BALLS


Sporting and Outdoor

IGLOO COOLERS

WILSON FOOTBALLS

LOUISVILLE SLUGGERS

HERITAGE BIKES

WIGGY’S SLEEPING BAGS

GO-KOT

AIRSTREAM TRAILERS


Self-care products

GILLETTE BLADES

BURT’S BEES PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

DR. BRONNER’S SOAP


Tools

GORILLA GLUE

CHANNELLOCK

ESTWING HANDTOOLS

LEATHERMAN MULTITOOLS

STIHL

MAGLITE


Art

DA VINCI PAINT CO.

GIBSON GUITARS

MARTIN GUITARS


Why buy Made in the USA?

When shoppers are asked why they want to buy products made in America, the most common answer is jobs. People want to buy products that support their neighbors, quality goods that last. American-made products may cost more, but there is added value.

What does product of the USA mean?

Our Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates the “Made in USA” and “Product of USA” marketing claim, though it doesn’t award the distinction. Companies are asked to use the “Product of USA” claim in good faith.

The company using the “Made in USA” claim must be made with ingredients that are completely or virtually completely produced in the US. There are some exceptions if an ingredient goes through a complete transformation once here in the states. The final assembly must also be completed in the USA.

What is still Made in the US?

Our biggest manufacturing industries include petroleum, steel, cars, airplanes, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food, consumer goods, lumber, and mining. Clothing is one thing that is rarely made in the USA. In 1980, according to CBS News, 80% of our clothing was made in America. Now that number is as low as 3%. That’s why it’s so important to make the extra effort to support American jobs.


People want to support American jobs

People want American products and they are willing to pay more for those products. According to Consumer Reports:

  • 84% of Americans believe that US-made products are reliable
  • 80% of people who buy American believe that goods are produced under better working conditions
Consumer Reports Made in America infographic