Your three for the weekend

Be like Citron!

I came across an article last week that demonstrated that making all sorts of things in the States is not exactly rocket science.  The owners of the apparel firm Citron, Ricki and Aviva Wolman, decided in 2011 to start having members of our extended American family make a line of t-shirts for them.  And ever since they did, their American made t-shirts have been selling like hotcakes.  Way to go Wolmans!

Please may I have a pair of American made shoes Sir!

In an action I can really get behind, the Pentagon recently decided that it was about time that new recruits to the military should start their basic training wearing shoes made by members of our extended American family.  If I might suggest, the newest members of our military might want to consider the following models from New Balance made in the States.

The New Balance Air Force 993 is perfect for the flyboys and flygirls. The New Balance Army 993 looks suitably tough. The New Balance Navy 993 looks fit to sail the seven seas and the New Balance Marines 993 is my favorite, but I wouldn’t suggest buying a pair of these if you aren’t actually in the Marines.  Jarheads can be a bit touchy about those sort of things.

 Blame it on UPS!

Mothers Day is Sunday, and let’s just hope you got your mum something nice.  If you have not gotten your mum a present yet, do so immediately.  Happily for you, Karen Kane has a great 25% off sale going on this weekend.  How about a Naomi Embellished Dress?

Or a beautiful Karen Kane sweater?

Or a Shirred Pencil Sleeve Blouson Top?

You choose, and know that all of Karen Kane’s American made fashion is 25% off this weekend.  Now as to the timing.  You can pay a fortune and try to have your Karen Kane gift delivered to mum by Sunday.  Instead, you might want to bring some flowers along when you pick up your mum for brunch, give her the flowers, and then blame late delivery of her Karen Kane mothers day gift on UPS.  Not a great strategy, but you only have yourself to blame for having to lie to your mum on Mothers day!  Next year, get your Karen Kane gift for mum two weeks ahead of time and you can be eating your Eggs Benedict with a clear conscience.

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
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