For me, glimmers of hope shine from the strangest places.
While out shopping the other day with my mom, a voice pierced the normal shopping buzz. An elderly woman in a motorized scooter was announcing to anyone who would listen, “All of this stuff comes from China, I heard it on Lou Dobbs”. She proceeded to add “I saw that they unload truckloads of clothes and stuff from China. All of these clothes are made in China”.
Now, when I heard how excited she was about her newfound knowledge, I couldn’t help but smile. Then I looked at her daughter who was standing next to her. She was not smiling. In fact she looked uncomfortable and a little embarrassed. I walked right over to the woman and affirmed that she was completely 100% correct. I also let her know that if she looked hard enough, she could find some “Made in America” clothes in the store. The important thing is that she is now aware and can make informed decisions.
The word is spreading. Shoppers are becoming more aware of the fact that when they buy cheap imported products, they are choosing to support sweatshop labor, and more importantly, are not supporting American jobs.
Every purchase is a decision. Choose Sold and Made in America.
Brand of the Free
Organic graphic tees and cotton totes with a message. Made in America.