Going through our new home and its contents there is one thing that keep standing out. No matter what it is, it was Made in USA and proudly states it somewhere.
Today we were removing furniture from the dining room and behind the wall was a grimy card table. Well it was grimy from only one view. The back was pristine and had a sticker marked "Samsonite -Made in the USA $8.50". I cleaned the darling up and it is like brand new. Brand spanking new.
Plates, cups, cookware....all of them Made in the USA. Furniture, all of it Made in the USA. Lighting, appliances, and even all the wallpaper says, "Made in the USA".
I Surrender This", I had it 100% Made in the USA. It cost oodles more than it would have if I had gone to China, but I was unmoving about it. I went to a trade show with the product, and all the buyers could say was that it was too expensive and I should have gone to China if I wanted it to sell. Ugh.
I stand by the idea of giving jobs to Americans and keeping our products made in the USA. Most of the contents of the house are old, 30-100 years old, and they all work just fine. We may update for aesthetic reasons, but not because it is junk or does not work.
I will get off my soapbox for today. How do you all feel about the idea of making things again in the USA and more importantly purchasing items made in the USA at possibly a higher price?
I guess "the buyers" were right, the "I Surrender This" kit was too expensive for the masses and now I have over 750 of them that need to go.
When I created the I Surrender This kit, I wanted it to be as environmental as my pocketbook could manage. It is made 100% within the USA...using USA craftsmen and companies.
If any of my readers would like one of these kits for a reasonable $15 plus shipping, send me off an email.
It is a great tool for moving thought patterns away from fear, doubt or worry and into joy. It has worked for me in more ways than I could tell you. AND it is:
Sustainable wood for the flagpole
Solid Brass for the flagpole finial.
The box (packaging) is cardboard...and it is a box that you can keep and use...rather than the typical throw away packaging of most products.
The book is written on recycled paper.
And last but NOT least, the 50 page writing tablet uses the Monandock Astrolite PC 100.
I am proud to be a steward for our Earth.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
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BENNINGTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE (March 5, 2004) - Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody Certification for it's 100% post-consumer fiber, fine printing paper - Astrolite PC 100®. The SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance®, a third-party certifier endorsed by the FSC, conducted the testing for Monadnock's Chain-of-Custody Certification.
Monadnock's Astrolite PC 100 will now be the first commercially branded recycled grade of paper sold in the United States to bear the FSC "checkmark and tree" logo, assuring environmentally conscious paper and print buyers that Monadnock Paper Mills manufactures this product in compliance with FSC standards. This goal is achieved by tracking post-consumer fiber from its point of recovery through every step of the repulping and paper manufacturing process. Only when this chain-of-custody tracking has been independently verified is the product eligible to carry the FSC logo - a globally accepted sign of environmental sustainability.