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Jumping on the ‘Buy American’ bandwagon

By: 2 December 2011 One Comment

One thing that has been reinforced time and time again throughout the “Made in America” series of articles that have appeared here at First Arkansas News is that it can be difficult to find items that are manufactured in this country.

The problem, then, is this — if someone wants to buy American goods in hopes of saving manufacturing jobs in the country and boosting the economy, where can they find the items they want? In response to that problem, we’ve seen more than a few online directories pop up that feature American manufacturers — such as and the online business directory at TAP America, to name but two. We at First Arkansas News hope to do our part to help consumers find American made items through our online store through CafePress.

What will you find over there? A bunch of tee shirts that are good and patriotic and manufactured by American companies. Of course, there was a question about what items over there are made in the U.S., but one merchant with the same concern got a complete list of the American made items CafePress has verified are produced domestically. We’re selling those items, then, through the store.

Of course, it has become virtually impossible to stick with only American-made products. Want proof? Just try to buy electronics without Chinese-made components in them and the same goes for clothing, shoes and other common goods that we buy on a daily basis.

However, if there are good quality alternatives to the Chinese products that have come to dominate the shelves in our local stores, then why not give those items a shot?

At any rate, please pay the aforementioned store a visit and check back often as we’ll add more products in the future.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
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