4th of July Made in USA Tips!
1) Plastic cups in restaurants. You may look silly, but pick up the cup and look at it upside down. It will most likely be Made in USA.
2) Storage bins and gardening pots often found at places like Target and Wal-Mart. They are bulky, therefore expensive to ship overseas.
3) Board games and books are usually printed/made in USA!
4) Go to a craft fair! There are always jewelry, hats, scarves, and often purses and clothing that are not only Made in USA, but also unique!
5) Go to American Apparel! ALL their clothing is made in downtown LA (but watch out for their accessories like watches and umbrellas...they are not Made in USA). Their clothes are comfy, good quality, and the stores are all over the place!
6) Hanky Panky has great panties and bras, though their bras don't have underwire.
7) Almost all greeting cards and gift wrap is Made in USA.
8) Sbicca has great, reasonable American made sandals.
9) SOCKS! For some reason it seems that many socks are Made in USA. Check out Target, and look at the sock packages upper corners for the manufacturing country. Also, many smaller trendy sock companies manufacture here.
10) Shop independent boutiques/clothing stores. I've often found that the independent stores with trendy, cute, and inexpensive looking clothes are brimming with Made in USA items! Just check the tags! They usually are not expensive, either!
11) Ask friends. So many people have told me about brands I never heard of or had any idea had Made in USA items!
In conclusion: Just be on the look out for that Made in USA label (though you often have to dig inside a shirt/skirt to find it!. Also, whatever you are looking for, Google it! Made in USA bra, shirts, shoes, etc!
If I can go 277 days (and counting) wearing all Made in USA, than it's totally doable!
Have a fabulous rest of the 4th enjoying our freedom, hot dogs, and sparklers!