Behind the Made-In-America label
An article in this February's Consumer Reports highlights a trend dear to our hearts: Shoppers like stuff made in America.
A survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center found that:
- Given the choice between an American-made product and one made abroad, 78 percent of respondents would buy American.
- More than 80 percent of that group said retaining manufacturing jobs and keeping our manufacturing sector strong were very important reasons for buying American.
- About 60 percent of that group cited concern with overseas labor abuses and said that American-made goods were of higher quality.
Did you follow our recent series of American-made gift ideas? Interested in the behind-the-scenes workings of the Made In America trend? If so, you should definitely check out this article; it’s full of resources you can use to source everything in your shopping cart. It’s a long read, but a good one.
Related recent Blogs
- VIDEO: Concerns about America's defense industrial base • by scapozzola • 05/22/2013
- CNBC: China investing in U.S. • by scapozzola • 05/22/2013
- In Indiana, ongoing concerns about subsidized auto parts from China and Japan • by scapozzola • 05/22/2013
- RADIO: AAM's Scott Paul on Leslie Marshall Radio Show, May 20, 2013 • by scapozzola • 05/21/2013
- Shoring up our security means addressing the China challenge • by mmcmullan • 05/20/2013
- Quote of the Day from Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman • by LDonia • 05/20/2013
- President Obama visits Baltimore factory to promote infrastructure investment as a means of revitalizing the middle class • by LDonia • 05/17/2013
- Five reasons you should be concerned about the U.S. military's reliance on foreign manufacturers. • by LDonia • 05/16/2013
- Looking for a manufacturing job? Consider heading to one of these ten metro areas! • by mmcmullan • 05/16/2013
- National Retail Federation dismisses global safety plan for garment factories while Cambodian shoe factory collapses. • by LDonia • 05/16/2013