Buying American-Made Gets Hip in NYC's East Village
The importance of buying American-made products, and supporting domestic manufacturing, is catching on. A good example is the clothing boutique Dusty Buttons on East 9th Street in New York City's funky East Village. Located just a few yards from the venerable hipster hangout of Tompkins Square Park, Dusty Buttons proudly specializes in selling only American-made clothing.
As one of the store's owners explains, American-made garments are manufactured under worker-safe conditions, contain no toxic chemicals, and do not bear the "enormous carbon footprint" of goods shipped across the ocean.
A look through the Dusty Buttons blog shows a colorful array of American-made clothes and satisfied shoppers.
Related recent Blogs
- Kickstarting a manufacturing renaissance • by TGarland • 12/06/2013
- U.S. Manufacturing Gains 27,000 Jobs in November: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement. • by scapozzola • 12/06/2013
- Indiana manufacturing program expands • by TGarland • 12/05/2013
- Scott Paul: Keep skilled jobs for skilled workers in Washington • by mmcmullan • 12/05/2013
- A bad time to sideline trade talks • by mmcmullan • 12/04/2013
- Infrastructure investment means job creation • by TGarland • 12/04/2013
- China trade deficit on pace for new record, but will anyone notice? Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement. • by scapozzola • 12/04/2013
- What to do with abandoned factories? Bring in the artists! • by LDonia • 12/03/2013
- Surprise, surprise? Americans still say job creation should be top priority • by mmcmullan • 12/03/2013
- Fmr. Transportaion Secretary Ray LaHood urges infrastructure investment • by TGarland • 12/02/2013