YES! The Costco paper towels I'm holding are totally Made in USA!
So, while drawing today, I started thinking about "styles". I remember about two years ago, my super fashion forward brother said I should buy a black fake leather jacket. It did look good, but I crinkled my nose, and said it wasn't my style. To that he said something to the effect of, it's just a piece of clothing, not something permanent, so I shouldn't reject something because it's not my "style".
Over time, I've thought about that here and again, but I think through the Made in USA project I really have had to expand my horizons. I now browse stores I wouldn't have bothered with before, like Ross or cheap looking boutiques. I usually wind up pleasantly surprised! I try styles I wouldn't have worn before because having a limited wardrobe makes you want to mix it up as much as possible. I even play with my hair more because I want to make an outfit look different, since I have fewer clothes and accessories. This project has helped me stretch my sewing capacity to make random things like underwear, which I would have never tried otherwise. I've even gotten to know people better and make new friends because of the project!
So far it's been a really good experience, and it's a great reminder to try new things. I can't wait to see what else I discover out there, and about myself during the remaining 204 days of the Made in USA project.
Hello! I'm a 30 year old gal with a liking for doing year long projects. I've done a year without any form of chocolate, a year without coffee shops, and 5 years without gum (and I LOVE chocolate, coffee shops, and gum)! A year wearing only American Made should be the hardest yet, though*.