August 12, 2019
Did you know that nearly sixty percent of everything we buy in the United States is imported from overseas? In textiles and apparel alone, the U.S. lost over 900,000 jobs to offshoring between 1994 and 2005. At Seek & Swoon, we are not extremists by any means when it comes to buying American made, but we do appreciate (and are inspired by) our fellow American makers and the consumers who support them.
Can your local boutique offer products to you at a lower price by stocking their stores with imported goods? Of course they can. Can you spend less by buying items that are imported? Yep. However, it's a lot more satisfying to buy from a small maker who has a unique story, knowing that your purchase supports their family and helps their business grow.
Aside from just feeling good, we've got seven other reasons why we think buying American made is important:
The reasons to buy American made go far beyond how it makes you feel, and that's why we've chosen to have all of our throws made in small batches at an American family owned and operated knitting mill. We hope we've inspired you to shop small, shop local, read labels and tags, and learn the stories of the people making your goods. From a small business owner speaking for the rest, every purchase you make matters.
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