4/1/08

Not Made in the U.S.A.

Of the 300+ products in the Summer 2008 L.L. Bean catalog, just six were made in the U.S.A. (and none of those apparel): [1] a chair cushion (Maine), [2] recycled plastic patio furniture, [3] an Adirondack chair, [4] wool rugs (NC), [5] dog beds (assembled in ME of USA and imported fabric), and [6] the canvas boat and tote bag (ME). Everything else in the catalog was marked "imported".

And although I love me my Boat and Tote® bag, I must say I'm dissapointed, but not surprised.

2 comments:

  1. Duluth Pack Co in Minn has mostly Made In USA products. If you go on their website and plug in "Made In USA" on their search engine you will get a list of products. But if you get their hardcopy catalog, it has much more info -- their are little flags beside each product. They really need to update their site.

    For more Made In USA stuff, come to my blog at http://madeinusaoreuro.blogspot.com/

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  2. The website MadeByYankees has a nice database to search. We hope to be an all inclusive database and resource for consumers. Something like thomasregister has for manufacturers.
    www.madebyyankees.net
    www.madebyyankees.com (blog)

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