This holiday season, shoppers search for American-made labels
According to a piece in the Los Angeles Times this weekend, “many consumers say they are more eager than ever to buy gifts made right here in America,” this holiday season.
The article’s writer Shan Li says vendors are more than happy to oblige, and are even making such items more visible.
This might be more easily said than done. Li states:
Industry experts say that 85% of the toys sold in America are made in China and more than 95% of the clothes are produced overseas. Most consumer electronics, too, are assembled beyond U.S. borders.
Li provides tips to shoppers on finding a range of American-made items, from toys to wine. Read more here.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will also be providing tips and suggestions for holiday shoppers starting this week and continuing through most of December. Please check back here regularly if you’re interested in learning more about how to be a savvy consumer of American-made items. And, if you’ve got a tip to share with us, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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