“Early in my career, I had two jobs where I had to be involved in the “transition” of American manufacturing facilities to Mexico. It bothered me, but at the time, I guess I saw the loss of American manufacturing as inevitable. I feel differently now. Not only have I begun to feel that the USA needs to revive its manufacturing, but I’ve been very excited by all the American companies, large and small, established or start-up, that are focusing on quality and craftsmanship, and giving us a better product than the importers.” Kathy: “I’ve always loved crafts, so I’ve been buying handmade jewelry, bags and other items from American artists for years. The quality, imagination and craftsmanship was so much better than the imported items at the mall. But now I want to support other types of American businesses and help create American jobs. I’ve been very saddened to see the lengths to which companies are willing to go to cut costs, whether it’s using child labor, having dangerous working conditions, or putting out unsafe products. I’ve decided I’m willing to pay more for a product that is well-made and safely-made in the USA.” So, the search for great America-made products is on! Join us and enjoy the ride.