I'm preparing for a month of only Made in the USA purchases. Last night my son and I made a list of normal purchases for the family. We brainstormed about what we might need for household items, school supplies and other normal purchases.
I have had no trouble finding local produce, an advantage of living in Southern California, although I was sad to find that the great looking figs in my market were from South America....sigh.
One of the ways we created our list was to look at receipts from this weeks shopping. I had saved them to review. Walmart, Target, the Mall, Supermarkets....we sorted through all of them.
The first thing was to determine what items were "musts" and which we could do without. Obviously....clothes just for fun we could do without. But we do need a supply of paper products, cleaning products and food. Additionally we seem to be in a constant need of socks and T Shirts around here. And I also needed to consider the lack of planning from my husband.......he's supportive of this idea, but planning ahead for him is an hour before the need hits the point of panic.
The Internet is a wonderful thing!!! So here are some products I found which are Made In The USA.
Bounty Paper Towels
Northern Toilet Paper
Simple Green Cleanser
Crayola Crayons (not markers or other products)
USA Gold Pencils
Clothes are going to be the biggest challenge, T shirts and even Levi Jeans can be produced overseas for a fraction of the cost of a USA shop. We do have a large garment district in Southern California, and fortunately my brother owns a clothing company. Through him, I have access to floor samples and small run clothes. These are produced on-site as samples or trials....then sold in the factory stores and/or outlets. So....I will make a run to Volcom next week to stock up on items my son needs for the colder weather we are getting.
Getting there....not cold turkey yet, but almost ready to jump.
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