As if we needed another reason to go shopping (um, always), here’s an additional justification to add to your list – to fulfill your patriotic duty. When you shop Made in USA products, you support the entrepreneurial dreams of your fellow countrymen and women, provide jobs and job security, and feed sustainability initiatives (that shipping carbon footprint is a lot smaller when it’s not trekking overseas). Plus, you’re ensuring workers producing your favorite Made in USA picks are given minimum wage and fair working conditions with strict safety regulations administered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Gotta love that ripple effect!
So rest assured when you shop Made in USA brands, your hard-earned cash is making a difference in the land of the American Dream, and that’s something to feel good about. So what are some of our favorite brands that made the Made in USA cut? Check out the official gems below.
1. Bee Better Moisturizer for Burns and Eczema
This affordable USA brand was founded by a hive of three women (bonus points for being women-owned), and they market everything from this moisturizer, candles, and skincare to pet salves, supplements, and honey and wax (for the crafty candlemakers out there). Apart from being Made in USA and women-owned, their products are also au naturel and contain good-for-you ingredients like vitamin E, jojoba oil, and beeswax.
2. Socket Lock-It Phone Credit Card Holder
Convenience is key, and keeping your essentials together is the goal of this multi-tasking cardholder and phone grip. This Made in USA item allows you to ease your worries about forgetting your wallet at home, and for the ladies not into carrying a big purse (or a purse at all), add this to your list. And of course, this phone accessory is manufactured and distributed in the USA.
3. Bakers Sto ‘N Go
Bakers rejoice, traveling with your oven-fresh goodies just got a whole lot easier. You can whip up your favorite batch of cookies and cupcakes, place them in this Bakers Sto ‘N Go, and be on your merry way. Each container is made with FDA-approved plastic and is Made in USA. Plus, this business is also women-owned, so keep racking up those bonus points.
4. K’NEX 100 Model Imagine Building Set
Are any other 90s babies feeling a little nostalgia right now? This childhood play staple is sure to inspire future architects and engineers by providing an opportunity for creative inspiration to transpire via building models. K’NEX rods and connectors are Made in USA at a landfill-free, zero-waste green manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
5. Never Summer Snowboards
For those who love shredding the slopes after some fresh snow pow, consider Never Summer Snowboards the next time your board needs replacing. This snowboard company has handcrafted your favorite winter accessory in the USA since 1991 in their Denver, CO manufacturing facility.