10 cool 'Made in USA' products

Despite a growing appetite for the "Made in USA" label, finding domestically made goods can take some effort. Here are 10 nifty products.

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Aug 13, 2013 10:55AM
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Dog biscuits and lotions??  Where are the GE Jet engines and MRI devices and the new Corvette??
Aug 13, 2013 8:41AM
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Ya .... there's a big demand worldwide for beard shampoo and yuppie crap. .... NOT

This article clearly illustrates the lack of any decent manufacturing base in this country, and the sad lack of decent paying blue-collar jobs that go along with that manufacturing base.  As someone with a modest income, and an average "American" lifestyle, I not only have no use for anything on this list .... I certainly wouldn't be using the list as a reason to wave my "Made-in-America" flag !!!

Aug 13, 2013 10:04AM
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Most of these are over-priced hipster garbage. Organic, vegan, and eco-friendly soaps that cost $11.50 for two bars. Even more for the shower gel. Gimme a break.
Aug 12, 2013 8:17PM
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Love my Fiestaware!  Beats having to worry about lead content in dishes from China.

Three on the list are toiletries.  Most toiletries are still made in the USA, but once I accidentally got something made in China and it said not to use near eyes or mouth and it was soap!  Even some expensive Oil of Olay products are made in Mexico or China.  I always look for pet food made in the US, but that doesn't mean some ingredients aren't from overseas.  Better be safe than sorry when it comes to the pets and avoid dog treats and snacks made in foreign countries.  That goes for pet toys so lead isn't in the paint.  I like Kong chew toys and Nylabone for good American products.  The big Little Tikes playhouses and outdoor toys are still made in the USA, but everything else seems to be made overseas now.

Aug 13, 2013 10:05AM
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Um, these items pretty much suck, what about actual cool items, such as guitars, whiskey, and beer?
Aug 12, 2013 9:45PM
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You forgot Round House jeans.  Last American jean maker.
Aug 12, 2013 9:00PM
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The Quivvers looks like a glorified fanny pack that is strapped across a different location.
Aug 12, 2013 7:30PM
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Yup a bunch of junk on this list. How about Stern Pinball machines. They have a sticker on the top glass that says "Made in USA". Pinball is awesome.
Aug 15, 2013 9:44AM
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As of today, I'll buy products only "Made in America".  Wal-Mart is off the list, too.  And Ralph Lauren had better think about bringing production back to the USA.  I refuse to support sweat shops, child labor and poor workmanship.  I am, however, willing to pay more in support of American workers, the unions that represent them, and the companies giving them work.
Aug 12, 2013 10:27PM
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At work you can buy Wausau Bay West towel and tissue.  Green Seal certified, 100 percent recycled and made in Harrodsburg Kentucky's paper mill.  They just built a new mill and it uses the latest technology for great quality and value.
Aug 13, 2013 12:14PM
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I couldn't get the list to work but from the comments it sounds pretty bad.  There are tons of great baby and kid products made in the US.  Here are a list of my favorites:  El Greco cribs sold by the Land of Nod, Naturepedic mattresses, Step 2 Up and Down roller coaster, Radio Flyer Pathfinder wagon, Haeger Potteries lamps, Scanglobe globes, Maglite flashlights, OopsyDaisy canvas art for kids, Holgate wooden toys, Swaddle Designs blankets, Little Giraffe blankets and Britax makes car seats that say made in the USA with some globally sourced components.  None of these items are cheap, but they're great quality and what is basically slave labor wasn't used to create them.  There are so many wonderful alternatives to made in China, it's a shame more mainstream stores don't carry them.  I'm also a huge fan of Corelle plates and Nordicware and I pay attention to where books, cards, and wrapping paper are made so I can support American jobs relatively inexpensively that way too.     
Aug 13, 2013 12:09AM
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I've found some nice things, it just takes some looking.  Tonight I worked on designing something for my grandson.  People still custom make things.  But finding the products locally made or grown is not always easy.  Most people want higher wages, but fail to want to spend money for products here.  Looking for a case for my tablet that I could use to carry with, the salesperson said, if I didn't find,,,,there's the internet.  I said that I refuse to buy from the internet.  He looked at me like I was nuts.  I asked him if he liked having a job.  If he did, he might try a bit harder to sell to me what he had, or order something for me and sell it in the store.
Aug 12, 2013 10:25PM
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Wow, all specialty hipster items.  Go 'merica.
Aug 13, 2013 5:02AM
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To think we have a political government who should know better, but they are only interested in their pockets which I am sure were made in Hondurus, Mexico, Viet Nam, India or some other foreign country even from Thailand.  We import more today than we actually export, because the political scene is just this:  the foreigners work cheaper and longer hours and also have millions more people to do the job, we used to do the jobs here when they were here, they didn't just disappear, government should have had control of this too, they try and control eveything else except what will benefit their bank accounts, they don't give a rat's patudee about you or me or the good old USA, they are looking at warehousing for themselves, Americans better get a grip on what is going on right in front of them.  The only time things appear to change is when there is another election, stop this repeat this is not basketball, it is the future for your families and those same families need their jobs here in America, make the damn politicians clean their noses and stay in America.  Bring back that money so that we can pay our own debts instead of China owining us.  We will be enslaved to foreign countries if we continue to allow Obama and his socialistic committees that never give answers, he just builds them.  The time has come to rise up and be counted americans, if you don't, then don't bitch or complain when you becomed enslaved by these foreign governments your GIVER-MINT has been playing footsies with.  It is your vote, think about what the demos and repubs have been doing to this country for many years, and you will vote independent to get back on track.
Aug 12, 2013 11:35PM
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One little company in Florida that is trying to get off the ground and build its business is My Liberty Threads. They make screen printed T shirts for real patriots. Check them out. Right now the website is small and they travel the gun show circuits to make a living, but the products are 100% American made and I can say first hand that there is a difference in fit and quality hands down. GO USA!

Aug 12, 2013 7:37PM
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need to add stern pinball to this list- the last commercial pinball machine maker in the US
Aug 12, 2013 10:34PM
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Actually the Quivvers thing looks a little gay to me, but that's not really important, I guess.

 

But I like the 2nd. Base T's or undershirts...They look cool..

 

I have to get off here now, wife just called me a pig.

Aug 13, 2013 12:59PM
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And on a practical side; the Goodyear Company still makes the best garden hose in the world. It is made in USA and is still flexible after 10 years of outside exposure. Not at all like the plastic hoses which do not last.  Available at Home Depot.
Aug 13, 2013 2:40PM
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American Apparel - made in LA and workers get benefits. Companies like this need to be recognized for their contribution!

 

Aug 15, 2013 9:08AM
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Made in the USA ... See what happens when everything is made in China, If I never see another Made in China sign I'd be happy!
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