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I hope you can follow the thread of this story


90% of the apparel that you and I buy is not made by members of our extended American family.  It didn’t used to be that way.  As recently as the 1970s over 70% of apparel sold in the U.S. was … Continue reading

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May I introduce….


  It is great when I find new people making things in America, new people writing about things made in America and new people selling things made in America.  So I wanted to let you know about a bunch of … Continue reading

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Celebrate your local makers!


The folks pictured above work at Seattle’s best bike shop, R&E Cycles.  Dan Towle has owned Rodriguez Bicycles (R+E Cycles) since 1993.  Dan and his crew have been making amazing bikes on the “Ave” in Seattle for decades.  I thought of Dan … Continue reading

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Walmart’s wilful forgetting


By Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño from Washington, DC, USA [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Walmart recently announced its “Work is a Beautiful Thing” campaign in which Walmart commits to buying $250 billion worth of American made products over the next ten years.  … Continue reading

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It’s all about the clicks


WordPress, the blogging platform I use, provides me with all sorts of statistics about how many people view my blog each day, what posts they look at, what country they are from, how they got to my blog, etc.  But … Continue reading

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Fire when ready Gridley!


My dad used to always use the phrase “Fire when ready Gridley” when ever we were about to begin a task.  I finally found out its origin the other day.  At the beginning of the Battle of Manila in the … Continue reading

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A bit of this, a bit of that


This is not a post about American made kitchen utensils.  Though if you want kitchen utensils made by members of our extended American family you should visit the Jacob Bromwell website.  Rather it’s a post with some links to some great … Continue reading

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