We all know what outsourcing and moving manufacturing overseas has done to the US economy. Maryland-based A Christmas Ornament Company is fighting the trend by selling only American-made holiday products.
A recent Gallup Poll found that 72% of Americans are paying “heightened attention” to the country of origin of the products they buy, and 65% are making an effort to specifically avoid products made in China. While it is clear a majority of Americans want to buy products made in the USA, they are simply difficult to find.
A few years ago, I was horrified to find mostly foreign-made articles in the gift shop of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Yeegads — you would think the West Point gift shop would feature t-shirts and other souvenirs Made in America. But, as I said — they are tough to find, because the manufacturing of such items is almost exclusively done overseas and imported to the USA.
A Christmas Ornament Co. has distinguished itself by offering only American-made products. The company has partnered with a number of US manufacturers to create custom Christmas ornaments.
You can do something special for your family — and for the U.S. economy — this season by buying ornaments, gifts and other items that are made in America.
And if you know of any other companies which are promoting American-made products, email me so I can write about them, too.