You may want to open up a new window and play this sucker while you read this post.
I've been suddenly obsessed with seeing if products are made in the US. I think it all started a few months ago when my mom and I were at the grocery store and she grabbed some tomatoes that were about 10 cents more than the ones in the bin next to them. I asked her why she didn't grab the ones that were cheaper and she said, "The ones I picked say that they are grown in the US-if we want more jobs in the United States we have to support the ones that are already here."
Well that blew my head clean off.
Could it be that I have never really thought of this before?! I mean, I consider myself a patriotic gal-huge fan of the United States yet here I am not choosing American made products. Well, that doesn't seem right. But it also seems like something really simple to change. Since that conversation with my mom I have been much more aware of the origin of the products that I bring in to our home. I am constantly flipping things over with a mini drum roll in my head while I search for the "made in" stamp. When it says "Made In America" I have a mini celebration in my head and when it doesn't say that I wonder if there is an American made option that I can choose next time I shop.
So as the holidays are breathing down our necks with peppermint scented breath I am making it a point to buy gifts that are....(say it with me) Made In America. So far all of my gifts are American in origin and I am going to try my hardest to keep it up. Yes, other countries do great jobs making goods but if given the chance I will choose American made. Consumers need to vote with their dollars and I am voting for the United States. It may seem small but if we all tried to purchase a little more consciously when it comes to the origin of our products it would really make a difference.
Are you conscious of whether or not the things you buy are American made?
Just so yah know OPI and Essie are American companies...phew! That was a close one!