I truly hope that I have helped show that it is possible to buy a multitude of American-made clothing/accessories for all occasions at reasonable prices. With just a little planning and open eyes, we all can help the economy and help bring jobs back to the USA! It's fun...like Amber said, "A permanent scavenger hunt for Made in USA!".
THE END TALLY!
$$$ How Much Did I Spend???
Made in USA shopping started on Black Friday of 2011 (Friday after Thanksgiving). Since then, I've collected all my receipts. I may have accidentally tossed a few, but this is my best tally:
In the last 22 months, I’ve spent: $3,216.83 on MADE IN USA! Yow!
Made in USA gifts for others amounted to $76.71
Note: A few of these items Brian bought for me, but I kept the receipt for my records, and that's included in the total.
Self improvement note: Clearly I spend more on myself than on others. Hmmm…perhaps something to work on.