In honor of this holiday weekend, I wanted to highlight a few American companies who manufacture their products in the United States. Have at ’em!
Made in the USA Products
4. Radius Toothbrushes – Baby Spawn has eight teeth now! Our pediatrician recommended we wipe her teeth and gums in the morning and evening to get her used to “brushing.” We’ve now graduated to a super soft baby toothbrush by Radius. She sees me brushing my teeth and has grabbed for my toothbrush to put in her mouth. I’ve started to use this and it’s great. The brushhead is small enough for babies and they’re ultra soft bristles. Visit Radius USA’s FB.
3. Etsy vendors – Etsy gets a lot of flack for allowing mass-produced items into the stores now. However, there are still micro- and small businesses that manufacture here in America. One of the best things I’ve found are American vendors who sell suckpads for SSCs (soft structured carriers) like my Ergobaby 360. These suckpads have saved the straps’ lives and cushioned Spawn’s head when she leans against them for naps. I’ve also bought baby moccasins made by American women solopreneurs as well as baby headbands and bows. If you want to support a micro- or small business whose products are made in the US, go to Etsy. Find a vendor, ask questions.
2. Besame Cosmetics – Their Red Velvet lipstick is one of my favorite red lipsticks. This family-owned business in SoCal manufactures all their products here in the US. I’ve visited their headquarters in Burbank last year. Now their products are featured in Sephora. Go, Besame!
While this pic does have a filter on it, you can see it works on three different skin tones. That’s Alyssa of LaLaLyssa.com and and Melissa of MelissaDell.com, both of whom are expecting babies this year!
Because red lips. @lyssacurran @melissa_dell #sclb #lallblog14 @besamegirl #besamegirl #besame #burbank #redlipsticks #redlippies
1. Goddess Garden Organics – I learned about Goddess Garden last year at ExpoWest. The founder developed her own sunscreen formula when none on the market were working for her daughter. If I recall correctly, her daughter was allergic to many ingredients in big brand sunscreens. I received three products to try on and I really like their sport spray. That stuff sticks on your skin like white on rice. (They’ve since rebranded but it’s still the same awesome formula!) Woman-owned and manufactured in Boulder, CO.
There you have it.
The point of this exercise? To be a more conscious consumer. To put your money where your mouth is. To support bitchin’ businesses. There are companies here that manufacture their products inside the country. You don’t have to buy from these companies. But I hope I’ve introduced you, reader, to five companies that deserve your dollars.
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