American-Made Clothing Companies Find Ways To...
mrsamericanmade: Six dollars. That’s how much more an American consumer would have to pay for the typical T-shirt made in the U.S. rather than in a potentially unsafe factory in a poor, faraway country. Read more in the Huffington Post Business article here.
My 2013 Fashion Challenge: Where to find slacks? →
usafashion: Finding work-appropriate skirts hasn’t been too bad. I’ve found plenty of options, but unfortunately the stores haven’t carried my size when I’m there. Slacks, on the other hand….. I haven’t found any office-appropriate pants (slacks, khakis, etc) in stores. I can find plenty of USA-made jeans… Pants are hard to find cheaply because of the amount of sewing involved. But...
We need your help. →
williamrogue: We are working to survey as many people as possible, the top 10 reasons to buy American Made. Please comment on our blog your #1 reason, or if you choose, your entire top ten. We will compile the responses and complete the blog post showcasing the results. http://www.williamrogueandco.com/blogs/blogroll/7442332-top-10-reasons-to-buy-american-made-we-need-your-help And please...
I needed to buy new laces for my moccasins. And I figured that this one be one of those sub $5 buys that will be imported. But I browsed the rack, and found one variety of Kiwi Laces that were made in USA! A few minutes of searching payed off.
My 2013 Fashion Challenge: What's on your feet? →
usafashion: As I go into the third month of this challenge, I’ve run into what’s probably going to be my biggest obstacle: shoes. I’m extremely picky when it comes to shoes, so that’s not helping my shoe buying process. I prefer to buy my shoes in “brick and mortar” stores because I really feel I have to… Shoes are difficult. My tennis shoes are New Balance. I ended up having to buy...
My 2013 Fashion Challenge: Closet Check, part 1:... →
usafashion: Originally, I didn’t think I would count my socks and my underthings as part of the Closet Check, as I’m fairly sure mine are all imported. Plus, most of my socks I can’t remember where I got them or what brand they are - I just like to buy socks with cute designs and patterns. So I’m assuming all… I would bet that none of the clothing I had before I started buying local was...
Take this ABC World news quiz:
mrsamericanmade: Do you know which of these iconic brands is still made in America? Try it the quiz and see how much you know.
We Are The 3%
mademovement: Raise your hand proud if you’re part of the 3%. And inspire others to follow your lead. Thank you for this, Modestics. I bought 5 tops, 1 dress, and 1 pair of pants made in USA last year!
Libman Products →
So last night after dinner, we decide we needed to pick up a few odds and ends. First stop was the used bookstore. Yay books! Second stop Target. We needed a new mop. The former owner had left us with a big collection of brooms, dusters, and sponge mops, but we needed a real mop. This was Target, so I had low hopes for anything made in USA. And then was thrilled when the first mop we picked up...
HARDCORESWIM - Made in California →
These guys make competition and training swimsuits for men and women in California Start to finish, design, cutting, sewing, everything we produce is made in our native Southern California Pretty cool. I just ordered a suit to replace my old Speedo swimsuit bought on clearance back in college. (It’s wearing thin in a few places…) For those of you who don’t know, I swim at...
My 2013 Fashion Challenge: Now it begins →
usafashion: I’ve always been a “conscious consumer” when it comes to food - as a dietetics student, that’s just part of who I am. While I’d love to go “whole hog” and be a “conscious consumer” when it comes to every aspect of my life, I recognize that that is a big challenge - perhaps too big and daunting for… I’ve been trying to buy made in USA. And I think I’ve succeeded...
The Insourcing Boom - Charles Fishman - The... →
Great article that my brother recommended for me. A lot of details about GE returning manufacturing to Louisville, KY. But a problem soon became apparent. GE hadn’t made a water heater in the United States in decades. In all the recent years the company had been tucking water heaters into American garages and basements, it had lost track of how to actually make them. The GeoSpring in...
SOM Footwear: Casual Shoes Made in the USA by Olie... →
Minimalist shoes made in USA. 7 days to go.
Sears and Craftsman are Stealing Intellectual...
abaldwin360: New York Times/John Gress - Dan Brown, inventor of the Bionic Wrench (made in the USA), is defending his patent rights against the Max Axess (made in China). Last Christmas, Sears had a brisk seller in the Bionic Wrench, an award-winning, patented tool with spiffy lime green accents. This holiday season, though, Sears has a special display for its own wrench, in the red and black...
Intimint intimate apparel for women just showed up on fab. Mostly made in USA lingerie for women, looks and prices are comparable to Victoria’s Secert. The site uses a membership system so every month you get credits to buy things with. Kind of annoying as a consumer, but being a member also unlocks special deals, and you can opt out of each month’s charge, but you have to remember...
http://www.defeet.com/ So while browsing for woolen products made in USA. I found Defeet. They make socks and cycling gear in their factory outside Hickory, NC. Undershirts, gloves, socks, arm warmers, knee warmers, and some other stuff I’m forgetting. All of it looks great. There’s also a custom shop for adding your logo to socks or arm warmers (minimum order is between 5 and 12...
abstract:amanda: made in america →
abstractamanda: Recently I’ve been seeing those Made in America stories on ABC news and there’s been so much talk about the insane manufacturing in China throughout the election, SO I’ve decided to seriously challenge myself by purchasing only products made in America for Christmas gifts this year. Of course,… Good luck! I’m trying to buy only made in usa as well. I’ve been...
Where can I get a wool undershirt that's made in...
slightlycrafty: Long sleeve, good for wearing when biking during winter? Does anyone know? *Braces for no replies and more Googling.* http://www.ramblersway.com/outlet/womens - I’m glad I saw your ask. These sweaters look great!
Bound - Custom Journals made in NC
Bound Custom Journals This is pretty cool. Instead of hunting for a great journal/calendar/idea book, you can have one custom printed. I think I need a little note pad with a few month calendars in the front, and pages and pages of to do and idea lists… Oh and it’s made in Durham, NC
STFU, Conservatives: God Bless David Letterman- he... →
str8nochaser: I’m looking for the video but I can’t find it… but the conversation went something like this Letterman: You endorsed Governor Romney, didn’t you? Trump: Yes, I did. I really like his policy on China. China is just ripping the heart out of our economy Letterman: You…
Shark Tank: Freaker USA →
doculicious: When of my favorite shows is Shark Tank. It is a show featuring 5 self made millionaires and billionaires, who angel invest in real people’s businesses, if they like the business plan. I love business, I went to business camp in highschool and have always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I have learned a lot watching this show it its 4th season on ABC. Freaker USA makes...
A.S. Tees | Wholesale T-Shirt Manufacturer ::... →
Made in South Carolina, basic tees at great prices. Currently some women’s tees on sale for $2.
Earth Runners_Get grounded by Michael Dally & Hema... →
I just pledged money for this kickstarter! What a great made in USA replacement for my old sandals.
Bow & Drape: Design Your Own Clothing. by Aubrie... →
Kickstarter for customizable women’s clothing. Choose from several basic designs with lots of options.
BLANK Brand Bags & Accessories by Matt Geiger —... →
Kickstarter for what looks like an amazing bag made in Portland, Oregon. The bag starts at $195, but there are some other smaller kickstarter rewards if you want to support this company.
Don't forget the Governor's race
In a presidential election year it’s easy to get wrapped up in national politics. But don’t forget that in NC (and 10 other states) it is a gubanatorial election year as well. The nominee are Lt. Gov. Dalton (D),and former Mayor of Charlotte Pat McCrory (R). The Charlotte Observor had 3 articles about these candidates and their tax plans: Dalton vs. McCrory on taxes ...
CharlieDog and Friends — 5 Reasons To Make Your... →
Great article by a small toy company looking to move their production to the US
North Carolina State Board of Elections →
Voting information for NC residents. Absentee ballots are already available. In person early voting starts mid-Oct.
The Hunt for Pub Trivia (pt 1)
I like trivia games. I was on quiz bowl in high school we made it to state and were even on state PBS. My mom has the video tape to prove it. But John and I have never had much success in bar trivia. A lot of bar trivia is too pop culture and sports heavy for us. We don’t own a TV, so we’re not exactly rocking those categories. We tried trivia at Revolution Pizza, but it was these...
The fashionista's dilemma: Cheap clothes →
mrsamericanmade: When was the last time you looked at the label on your clothes to check where they were made or what they are made of?
Nona's Sweets and Papa's Eats
WE HAD THE BEST BREAKFAST!!! Apple Pie Waffle and Red Velvet Waffle Both were amazing. John and I have been looking for a great local brunch place to no avail. Eva’s Bigger Bite opens too late, and actually I can’t ever tell if it’s really open. (I kind of think it’s totally closed now. Please refute if you’ve been there recently.) The other options are several...
Greek Festival in Charlotte →
The Yiasou Festival is back for it’s 35th year! I went last year, and it’s a great time. Lots of good music, dancers, and of course food. Also rides and other fun for the kids. My 3 must sees are the Nesting Doll vendor, wine tasting, and the giant dessert tent. 11am - 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 12pm- 8 pm on Sunday Weather should be great
Underwriters in Charlotte, NC
Know an underwriter in the Charlotte area? My old recruiter posted that they are recruiting right now: “If you are interested or know of anyone interested in a Consumer Loan Underwriter position and have at least 2 years underwriting experience and are interested, please let me know. Interviews are being set up for the last week of this month. The company will be hiring all levels of...
100% Made in America Jeans - Texas Jeans →
Made in USA women’s jeans on sale for $20. These are made in Asheboro, NC
Mrs. American Made: So how hard is it to buy... →
mrsamericanmade: I was recently in Vancouver, WA, and I had some time on my hands so naturally I went to the nearby Westfield Mall. I thought I would shop a little before heading home, but the idea was to only buy American made. I have read Sarah Mazzone’s Made in USA Challenge so I knew some chains were… Agreed. I’ve had very little luck in malls. I have been meaning to check...