A bit of this, a bit of that

This is not a post about American made kitchen utensils.  Though if you want kitchen utensils made by members of our extended American family you should visit the Jacob Bromwell website.  Rather it’s a post with some links to some great “Made in America” resources and stories I have recently discovered.

Sister in Arms

I am always heartened when people start new blogs about buying American and I happy to announce what looks to be a great new blog.  The blog is titled “The American Made Guide to Life” and Amy is its proud author.  Amy hasn’t been blogging for that long, but her posts are already dynamite.  I really encourage you to visit Amy’s site if you are in the market for American made clothing, storage boxes, and lots of other products.  Way to go Amy!!!!!

Another useful tool

It is always a bit of a struggle to find American made products when you are starting out.  My favorite website in this effort has been and continues to be the Americans Working website.  But I got a comment the other day from Kazimierz Matan of www.ProductFrom.com about a new website they have put together that lets you find out where loads of things are made.  You can search their website by Country, Company or Category.  For example, if you click on Mercedes-Benz on the site, you will discover that Mercedes-Benz R, M and GL models are manufactured by members of our extended America in the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa, AL.  Really useful site in my opinion


I got a notice of a company in Arkansas making all sorts of personal watercraft like kayaks and canoes.  Dave of Harborware.com says that his firm has been manufacturing boating products in Arkansas since 1967.  They sell kayaks, camping and outdoor gear all made in America.  Harborware.com has a “75/25 Rule”: 75% or more of everything they sell has to be made in America.  Way to go Dave!

The Middle Kingdom

Finally, I wanted to share a post from my friend Jack A. of clothingmadeinusablog about China.  While you are at Jack’s blog, check out his many great posts about American made clothing.

All the best,


About Simply American LLC

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at www.simply-american.com.
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2 Responses to A bit of this, a bit of that

  1. Carolyn says:

    Please remind people that they should check the valentine cards they buy to see if they are made in the USA. Valentine cards are often made in China but the the same stores also offer made in USA cards. Hallmark now offers boxed Christmas cards that are made in USA, probably because of customer demand. Sometime it helps to let manufacturers know what we want to buy.

  2. Dear John,
    Thanks for sharing my blog entry. This subject regarding China has been on my mind for awhile, and it was kind of therapeutic about how exactly I feel about China. I now look it in this way – China is our main competitor, which will cheat if it has to. But it is up to the US and the public to stop China’s cheating, and for, godsakes, just try to compete with China and protect our economy. -Jack A

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