Thursday, July 29, 2010

Made in America

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you have little towns near you that are almost skeletons? I had a friend tell me that the town she grew up in is no longer even there. The main businesses moved to other places and few people stayed in that area.

We love to go to the little Mom and Pop stores. You might pay a bit more, but I guarantee you the customer service is a whole lot better. We have local hardware stores in the small towns around us. They meet you at the door almost and help you find everything you need. We used to go in one near our last house. They would remember you and ask how your latest project was coming along. I even had one man spend about 10 minutes in the basement looking for a small part I needed that may have cost 39 cents. In the end he brought up the part in several sizes. I had no idea what size I needed. He told me to just take them all and bring back the wrong ones. I could pay for my part then. I like service like that.

Many companies have shifted their operations out of the country to get things done cheaper. Cheaper has a price tag that many don't think about. We also lose some of the homey feel of old towns and buildings. Have you ever looked at the older historical buildings? They have charm and character that is rarely put into the newer buildings and stores. They just re-did an old opera house near us. I am so glad they chose to preserve it instead of just gutting it and using the building for something else. Lots of time and effort went into the project.

Another thing that we like to look for when we shop whether it is food shopping or clothes shopping or really anything we shop for. We look for the Made in America label. Not only do we see lots of recalls of products that aren't safe, but also, it keeps jobs here.

Ramblers Way Farm is all for changing the way American business is done. They make fine woolen apparel using 100% domestic resources. They make sure it all comes from here in America and is made here in America. They also try to help distressed small towns by setting up manufacturing facilities that are helping to revitalize those communities. Their corporate facility is in a refurbished building that was originally built in 1792 in downtown Kennebunk, Maine.
The building has been restored to its original condition, while being modernized to meet today's environmental standards. They have even achieved the coveted Gold Lead Certification level!

Check out Ramblers Way Farm and see what all they have to offer.

Visit my sponsor: Made in America

1 comment:

Kay said...

Yes, we think it is important to support our local businesses as well as buying Made in USA. Thank you for the link. I'll be taking a look.