Trouble the Dog – A Made in USA Success Story

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I am frequently contacted by people and companies that have a great business idea for a product, but are struggling to have their product manufactured in the USA. Getting children’s products made in America seem to be one of the most common challenges for businesses. In particular I have heard from several different companies lamenting […]

Crowd Funding: Help Make it in America with KickStarter

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Kickstarter campaigns have created a revolutionary new way to connect entrepreneurs with people passionate about their vision through crowd funding. This is particularly true for companies seeking to manufacture their product in America, which poses often insurmountable financial challenges. A few great companies I have worked with are the result of successful Kickstarter campaigns, including Bound Custom Journals, Tablet […]

A Greener Kitchen Aprons Made in USA

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A Greener Kitchen specializes in American made, eco-friendly cooking and dining products. They feature a line of stylish, organic cotton aprons, reusable produce bags, cotton napkins and table runners. All of their products are cut and sewn in the USA using sustainable practices. They are also a Green America approved business and a One Percent […]

American Toy Boutique Educational Toys Made in USA

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American Toy Boutique is an online shop offering a line of eco-friendly, educational toys exclusively made in USA. Created by a grandmother of 16 concerned about the safety of the toys available, American Toy Boutique offers a large collection of American made toys, games and children’s furniture. Featuring gift ideas for children of all ages, […]

Made in USA Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids and Toddlers

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    Shopping for the kids on your list is usually one of the most enjoyable parts of Holiday shopping. Whether you are playing Santa or picking out gifts for children in your life, checking out the goodies in toy shops is always fun. Unfortunately, toys and other playthings for kids can also be among […]

Pure Play Kids Opens New US Toy Making Factory

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Pure Play Kids offers creative wooden and cloth toys sustainably made in the USA. They specialize in battery-free, kid-powered toys that sparks children’s imaginations. A long-time supporter of American manufacturing, Pure Play kids recently opened their own toy making factory in Tennessee to expand their line of in-house wooden toys made in America. Pure Play […]

Wikki Stix Creativity Toys Made in USA

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Few toys on the market offer as much versatility as Wikki Stix. The original waxed yarn creativity toy, Wikki Stix are an award-winning product with many uses. Wikki Stix are created with hand knitting yarn and food-grade, non-toxic wax that is tested and certified lead-free. The options for fun with Wikki Stix are limited only […]

Classic Little Tikes Toys Still Made in USA

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When I first embarked on my challenge to find products made in USA after the birth of my son in 2010, one of the first discoveries I made was Little Tikes Toys.  Product safety was one of the major issues that spurred my interest in American made products, particularly those I buy for my toddler. […]

GreenCupboards Eco-friendly Products Made in USA

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GreenCupboards offers thousands of carefully selected eco-friendly products in their online shop. Their mission is to provide affordable, natural, organic and environmentally friendly products in a one-stop shop. Their “Green Compliance Team” assesses products based on set eco-traits, including many of the most important qualities I consider when making ethical shopping choices, like made in […]

Dr. Robin For Kids: Natural Sunscreen and Skin Care

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As summer draws to a close, many families are retiring their swim suits and sprinklers in favor of backpacks and cardigans. But there is one summer essential that every family should use year-round. Sunscreen is vital for skin health year-round, in both sunny and cloudy weather. Incorporating a safe, natural form of sun protection into […]

Made in USA Green Back to School Guide

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Summer is drawing to an end and lists of supplies are arriving in mailboxes for dreaded back to school shopping. The conscious parent may be concerned about some of these back to school necessities. Choosing back to school supplies made in USA strengthens our economy, helps us protect our children from toxins and supports environmental […]

Choosing Quality Toys Made in America at the Big Toy Book

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Laurie Schacht, The Toy Insider Mom, recently appeared on The Today Show, sharing her top picks for toys made in America. I was thrilled to see many of my favorites mentioned, including K’Nex and Crayola, made here in Pennsylvania. When Laurie later approached me about doing a guest post on The Big Toy Book Blog […]

A Made in USA Train Birthday Party

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This year picking a theme was easy for my little conductor. His fascination with trains made a “choo choo” party an easy choice for his second birthday. I was very conscious of the supplies I used in party planning, trying my best to use more locally made, handmade and eco-friendly materials. Planning a party using […]