Manufacturing Day 2013 – See it Made in USA

Manufacturing Day 2013

Update: Manufacturing Day for 2013 is Friday, 10/4. Learn more about events in your area at the Manufacturing Day website. Too often the human element is missing from our perspective as consumers. Without seeing the labor that goes into the manufacturing of a product, we often take those skills for granted. Even in our age […]

Made in USA Dog Supplies

Dog Collars made in USA

When it comes to our pets, product safety is a huge issue. I’ve talked about the  recalls of toys made in China that were a major inspiration in my challenge to find products made in USA. Around this same time a massive recall of dog food and treats was announced after pets were becoming sickened. The […]

Arsenic in Imported Juice: Searching for Made in USA Apple Juice

US Apple Association

With the plentiful options available for local produce throughout America, you would think fruit juice made in USA would be readily available. Though locally grown apples are abundant, the vast majority of these apples are sold as fresh produce, resulting in an astounding 85% of apple juice sold in the US being imported. In fact, […]

Greeting Cards Made in USA

crane and co. card made in USA

When it comes to finding greeting cards made in USA, the options are plentiful and easily accessible. Despite popular belief, and even a few proposed boycotts, most greeting cards on the market in America are in fact made in USA. The prevalence of social networking may be ever-growing, but traditional snail-mail is still the most popular choice […]

Meesh & Mia Super Bowl XLVII Apparel

Meesh & Mia Logo

There are tons of options when it comes to sports apparel. But what can be hard to find is apparel designed and styled specifically for women, and even rarer, made in America. Female football fans now have some fashionable options, just in time for this year’s Super Bowl! American manufacturer of collegiate products Meesh & Mia has […]

Top Ten Popular Posts of 2012

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2012 was a wonderful year for Made in USA Challenge. Interest in buying American made goods is at an all-time high and real change is happening as we re-examine our spending habits and power as consumers. Here is a look back at the top ten posts from this past year based on their popularity. Check […]

Stocking Stuffers Made in USA

Napa Soap

  Opening my stocking on Christmas morning is a fond memory I have from childhood. I still have the same Cookie Monster stocking that has been hung by the chimney with care since I was just a baby. There is no reason to taint the joy of a stocking with cheap imported trinkets when there […]

rosieMADE in the USA by Women Owned Companies

Rosie Made Logo

Rosie the Riveter is the iconic figure of a strong American woman. In her honor, rosieMADE is a new site empowering women leading the made in America movement. By creating an online community and commerce shop, rosieMADE‘s mission is to increase revenue for women-friendly businesses, increase jobs and wages for American women, promote women’s accomplishments […]

Crowd Funding: Help Make it in America with KickStarter

Kickstarter Pledge Backer

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 […]

Made in USA Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids and Toddlers


    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 […]

Susabelle Home and Gift Boutique

Snowman Green Coat

Susabelle is an online boutique offering an eclectic collection of gifts and home decor. Like their brick and mortar sister shop in Ohio, they feature home accents, desk stationery, handcrafted jewelry, children’s gifts and more, all made in USA. These unqiue gifts have been curated by owner Chris Willard from small markets across the country. […]