Last week I read a Forbes article that cited FTC and others sources estimating that the Peoples (Putative) Republic of China is the source of 80 to 86 percent of the world's counterfeit and knock-off goods. Many are not just shoddy con jobs, they're downright dangerous. And Amazon readily admits they have a significant problem with vendors selling phony designer goods.
Ya wanna buy Chinese? Go check out Taiwan goods!
I just spend the better part of a Sunday afternoon compiling all the Made in USA
websites and search engines I could find. Then I tried to post them on places I don't really frequent (FB and Reddit) and was unable to do it. Too confusing for me! I know folks get skittish about opening documents/attachments, but in case you are inclined to send this info along or know how to post it somewhere, here's the attachment of my findings:
Made USA database.pdf
And here's the text..
! An extension you can add to your browser that will filter Amazon results to put “Made in USA” products at the top of the page.
Buy Localized - Made in USA filter on Amazon
The Better Business Bureau’s
guide to buying American (includes tips on counterfeit goods and false claims). Note the distinction between “Made in USA” and “Assembled in USA.”
BBB Tip: A shopper’s guide to buying products made in the USA
Manufacturers in the US
All American Made Clothing
New Balance USA Collection - New Balance
Premium clothing made in USA
Microwaves Made In The USA: Highest Quality American Microwaves
Microwaves made in USA. Note: Only the Amana looks to be still available...
Websites/search engines for American-made products
Still Made in USA.com - American-made Home Appliances
Appliances and clothing
Wolf Appliance, Inc. - US Made in America Products & Company Listing Directory
BuyLocalized.com: Find American Made products in all Categories
Made In The USA - MadeInTheUSA.com
Products Made in the USA - Reasons to Buy American-Made Goods
(Cars and appliances)
(huge number of categories)
(clothing database with many hyperlinks)
Here Are 100+ Brands That Are Made in the USA
(clothing, cookware, shoes, furniture, tools, electronics, miscellaneous)
Best Gifts Made In The USA
(use the pull-down menu to search by category)
Best Wholesale Made In USA Vendors - WholesaleCentral.com
(clothing, beauty and speciality items)
Still Made in USA.com - American-made Products for Home and Family
THE AMERICAN MADE GUIDE CURATED BY AUTHENTICITY 50
Hyperlinks by category, with everything from furniture to cookware and luggage, among other things
The American List | Made in USA Companies | Made in America
Hyperlinks for clothing, apparel and gifts
Made in the USA Directory | Find American Made Products
More hyperlinks with multiple categories
Wayfair.com - Online Home Store for Furniture, Decor, Outdoors & More
This website has a variety of products, from gifts and clothing to furniture. The site also features a filter for searches for “Made in USA” products.