Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Made in the USA: 3 things

If you remember, part of my Drawing the Line series was about feeling a need to buy more things made in the USA.  I was excited to see that three things I purchased this week were USA made (which means we know they were NOT manufactured by child labor or slave labor elsewhere).

1. Softsoap
Usually just a buck for a bottle of this stuff, we use it in the kitchen and the guest/kid bathroom.  I had never really checked to see where it was made, so this time I did.  USA.  Score!

2. Expo Dry Erase Markers
Shhh.  Can you keep a secret?
These are actually a valentine's gift for my son's teacher.  I have grand plans of making a cutesy tag that says "Teacher, you've got the WRITE stuff!  Happy Valentine's Day!"  Those plans will probably turn into me hand-scrawling a note on a piece of paper from the notepad on our refrigerator.  I once sent a teacher a note written on the back of a used envelope.  MOTHER.OF.THE.YEAR.
Anyway, she said she never has enough dry erase markers, these were on sale, and the cherry on top is that they were made in the USA!

3. Dr. Bronner's All-One Bar Soap  
This I purchased from my grocery store in the organic section (Kroger).  Around $4 for a bar.  My skin was sensitive and itchy so I wanted something pretty natural and loaded with good oils.  This looked good so I bought it.  I use it as my hand soap in my bathroom.  Love it!  I get clean, it smells fresh.  I have used Dr. Bronner's All-One Lip Balm in the past and thought it was very high quality.

Those are this week's USA Made finds! If you know of any brands made here, I'd love to hear about it!  

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  1. Remember when WalMart's big thing was Made in the USA?? It's hard to find things made here now! :(

  2. That's awesome! It feels great to find out that you're already doing a few things "right" ;)

  3. I'm excited about the soft soap since I have been purchasing that in bulk at BJs for years, and now I can feel good about buying it. Will have to try to Dr. Bronnor's soap.

  4. I am going to start paying more attention!
    Excellent post

  5. Great post and great gift idea for your son's teacher. Love that these products are made in the USA.
    I am visiting your site from the class links for blogelina. I will be back!


  6. I'm looking for REAl American made products to promote on my Pinterest Boards. I was recently hired by a company that makes real American made Automotive Accessories. EDI or Eurosport Daytona employs around 30 folks here in FL. Nearly all of their competition utilizes cheap overseas labor. So if you are looking for a license plate frame or something cool for your car check them out. If you find more American made things please let me know and I will add them to my boards!
    Karen Ponder
    for now I'm adding these-though I'm going to double check the Softsoap-that one seems too good to be true since we can buy it so cheap. I'll let you know what I can find. Sometimes you can't trust the label.

  7. I found this when I searched for a way to purchase it wholesale.
    Beautiful Soft Soap (BDF-11A0408) [Jun 14, 2012]
    Advantage: 1)GMPC standard factory 2)FDA&EEC standards 3)High Quality&Competitive Price 4)ODM/OEM are welcome Including: Water grass basket 120ml shower gel 120ml bubble bath 120ml body lotion 85ml ...
    Unit Price: Negotiable Min. Order: 1000 Pieces Shipment Terms: FOB
    Xiamen Beatifu Biotechnology Co., Ltd. [Province:Fujian, China]

    According to Wikipedia they were bought out in 1987.

  8. I thought EXPO was going to check out but I just found this when I tried to buy wholesale

    Expo dry erase markers
    Min. Order: 5000 Sets
    FOB Price: US $0.05-0.15 / Piece
    Payment Terms: L/C,T/T,Western Union
    Supply Ability: 1000000 Piece/Pieces per Month
    Offline Contact Supplier
    Zhejiang Bewell Import & Export Co., Ltd.Contact Details
    China (Mainland)
    Business Type: Manufacturer, Distributor/Wholesaler
    No of Employees: 11 - 50 People

  9. Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps: Wholesale
    Please Note: We do not sell our products wholesale outside of the United States. If you are a wholesaler and do not yet have a password, please fill out the form ...
    YEAH! This one is for real and they wont even sell to other countries! This one is going on my boards!


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