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Monday, June 17, 2013

Made in the USA

Choosing to buy products made in the USA is not just a patriotic display but a sound way to assist in the economy of the USA.  I wholeheartedly support this movement and wish that everyone would get on the bandwagon.  Any citizen in any country should make the effort to buy nationally and locally produced items.

The post today features items, simple items, made in the USA.  I am not doing this to advertise them or promote them.  They are simply representative of what is available. I intend to continue to feature such items to maintain awareness of "Made in the USA".

Take a look.

To-Go Lids for Mason Jars
Raise A Glass
"Mason jars make great drinking glasses. They’re inexpensive, durable, heat-resistant, and recyclable, plus they’ve got a casual, nostalgic vibe that adds to the appeal. But the spill factor makes it tough to use a Mason jar on the go.

After a few too many spills in the car, Joshua Resnikoff starting thinking there must be a way to make a Mason jar more travel friendly. He teamed with his friend Aaron Panone, a mechanical engineer, and together they created Cuppow, a BPA-free plastic lid that turns an ordinary Mason jar into a travel mug.

Cuppow is designed for both large and regular mouth Mason or canning jars. The dishwasher-safe lid fits underneath the screw-on ring that comes with a canning jar. Cuppow does all its design, development, packaging, and manufacturing in Massachusetts, where Joshua and Aaron tapped a team of fellow entrepreneurs at Fringe, a business incubator and coworking space in Somerville. It’s a community effort, with universal drinking appeal."

Eden Bags Java Flow Striped Wine Tote Bag Recycled Plastic Fabric Made in USA
by Eden Bags
"Created using USA recycled plastic bottle fabric Two interior sleeves for wine bag, lunch tote, gift bag or small handbag Snap closure to separate two wine bottles or secure bag contents 10" tall x 8" wide x 4" deep with 19" long straps (9½" drop) "

Pyrex Prepware Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Measurements

"Comfortable easy-to-use measuring cup is made with an ergonomically designed handle and easy-to-read red markers
Made in the USA of ultra-durable, non-porous glass; won't absorb odors, flavors, or stains, nor will it impart them
Has a 2-cup capacity, great for most basic recipes
Renowned Pyrex glass measuring cups are fantastic prep tools in any kitchen
Dishwasher safe, yet best to wash by hand since, over time, dishwashers can affect measurement markers."

(these descriptions are from Amazon and Grommet) 
Give it a go and make an effort to buy Made in USA.  Let's create more jobs here.
Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.


  1. I agree. Everyone should buy locally (wherever they are) and boost their economy, supporting local businesses

  2. Good point, I like to spend my money in the local community where possible and especially with small businesses rather than chain stores.

  3. Glad you guys agree. I'm no economist - this is common sense. Everyone ends up benefitting.