Paoli Lion has a great post at PennPortal that links to a carpet manufacturer, Bloomsburg Carpet, that makes carpets out of wool. Prior to the “plastic revolution”, carpets were made out of natural fibers such as wool and cotton. Stop by and visit the Penn Portal for all good things “Made in Pennsylvania”. You would be surprised at how many quality products are still made in the United States. These are not large manufacturers like John Deere, but smaller ones that provide jobs for Americans and make products that are of high quality.
Back in the ’70’s, the mantras were “Buy American” and “Look for the Union label”. During the Reagan revolution, the Union label mantra was dismantled. Former President George H. W. Bush, removed the buy American mantra when he proclaimed that is was now a “World Economy” and President Bill Clinton signed NAFTA which opened more doors for jobs to be sent to Mexico without consequence to the manufacturer. Yet, despite all the effort by the Government to allow big corporations to eliminate their competition, small manufacturers are still surviving. Why? Because Americans still want quality and safety in products that they purchase. All the toxic products that come from China is turning Americans away from cheap Chinese junk and Mexico is not producing products that equal the quality of products made in the United States.
Support our economy. Buy local and buy American.
Contact your Congress person and ask them to support the Employee Free Choice Act.
UPDATE: “Union Made” from Artex Knitting Mills right here in Pennsylvania. Love the hats. 🙂 Look for these products in your local stores. Let’s keep Americans working. Read more about Artex Knitting Mills here…