|Photo via Fante's|
While picking up groceries in Stop & Shop, I looked for a strainer, but none that I saw were made in America.
I looked online too, but the strainer at Crate & Barrel wasn't made here either. It's one of my favorites stores, so I was rather disappointed.
But as I've mentioned here before, I believe it's very important to make an effort to notice where products are made. That's the only way to make sure that at least some products that I buy are made in the United States. Hopefully retailers will notice and start selling more products made here. The more manufacturing here, the more jobs we keep and grow here. I'm just one person, but can do my part too.
So I set out to find a strainer made in the United States. It wasn't too difficult after a Google search for a strainer made in USA. I ended up on the Fante's website and made my purchase. The price was much cheaper than the one made in China sold at Crate & Barrel. It would be nice if Crate & Barrel decided to carry this strainer too, which is made by American Housewares in the Bronx, New York.
A great way to find products made in America, assuming you're in the United States, is by shopping at local handmade markets. Usually the maker is the one selling the items, so you get a chance to meet the artist and help not only the American economy, but your own local economy too.
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