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After more than 6 months of quarantine, American businesses are thoughtfully opening back up. Let’s do our part – support our businesses and workers. Let’s keep the doors open, with masks, of course!

Businesses in America are slowly starting to reopen their doors and we’re ready to support brands made in the USA! We know the importance of sheltering in place and hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy from Covid-19 these days. In honor of America reopening businesses, we’re highlighting Made in the USA! Check out below easy ways to shop Made in the USA.

Why is MADE IN THE USA an important part of building a sustainable economy? According to the Consumer Report, “8 out of 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an imported one”. The report also stated that “60% said they’re even willing to pay 10% more for it”. Why the demand for USA manufactured products? Here’s just a few reasons:

If most Americans spent as little as $100 on Made in the USA goods, hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US could be created. More dollars spent in the US means better employee practices and more jobs.

Clothing from many countries, including Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam, have all been linked to child labor issues.

When we purchase from a USA manufacturer, we decrease the chances a toy, bought for your child, wasn’t actually made by a child.

By law and practice, US manufacturers are the world’s most energy efficient. Adding on the added cost and environmental impacts from transporting goods produced outside of the US, it’s clear that domestic production would be more beneficial for the people and the planet.

Domestic manufacturing is more sustainable because it minimizes wasteful activities from production and manufacturing of goods. Manufacturing in the US means companies have to adopt efficient and sustainable practices, which often results in less waste.

“Made in the USA” actually means something!

The label is protected by the Federal Trade Commission, and in order for an item to have this label, “all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of US origin. The product should contain no negligible foreign content.” 

The materials in Made in the USA products can still come from other foreign sources. And, use of low-wage workers and labor violations have been reported in domestic manufacturing.

That’s why, it’s super important to shop responsibly and choose companies with sustainable, environmental and labor practices who focus on give back programs to help our communities.

Social Good Brands Made in the USA

By the Sea Swimwear 

Silver Giveback Medal     
We LOVE this local SoCal eco-friendly swim brand for their commitment to manufacturing in the USA. They create jobs for Americans, provide fair wages and don’t contribute to bad child labor practices. This Cardiff-by-the-Sea based brand shares their love for the ocean by using recycled fishing nets to create their super cute suits. And, you gotta look into their children’s line that gives back to children in need!

Molly’s Suds

Gold Social Good Medal    Social Good Gold Medal

Made in sunny Florida, Molly’s Suds ensures ingredient integrity by creating non-toxic laundry detergent and other cleaning products to help combat the growing health issues with allergens and symptoms linked to chemicals and toxins in so many of our conventional laundry detergents and cleaning supplies.

Rewilder

Bronze Sustainable Medal
Made out of an awesome warehouse in Los Angeles, this amazing zero waste company uses upcycled industrial waste such as airbags, brewery beer filters (yea that’s a thing!) and Hollywood Bowl streetbbanners. They creatively turn these once used fabrics into fashion forward totes and backpacks. Check out their newest product, the weekender bag (which is currently giving back 100% of profits to Black Lives Matter)!

Truce Clean

Gold Giveback Medal     
Made in Arizona, their pure, essential oil based cleaning powder works and smells wonderfully. None of the bad stuff, and all in a bottle without the unnecessary liquids so bottles can be transported using less fuel. All you do is add water!

Yoga Democracy 

Bronze Giveback Medal   

With prints such as cactus, mountains and sunrises, this yoga brand’s leggings match the landscape of the beautiful state of Arizona, where they’re manufactured. From fishing nets and post-consumer plastic bottles, to beautifully printed yoga sets, this is one of our favorite recycled yoga brands. 

Bluer Denim

Currently Being Assessed 
Perfect for you fellas, Bluer Denim, designed in Portland, Oregon and manufactured in Los Angeles, offers classic denim options made from the last batches of American-made selvedge denim from the Cone Mills White Oak plant. Before ordering, be sure to check out their Denim Rescue program that allows you to trade in an old pair of jeans for a $10 credit towards your order, some of which are then donated to local shelters. Yes Zero Waste!

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