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The Tip is 'Watch What You Eat'
While in the grocery store recently I noticed that the apples were from South America. Next to South American apples were a bin of apples labeled Made in USA. I decided to go with the Made in America apples since they were US grown.
Always remember the Big Secret- buying more American made products helps put Americans back to work. It will guide you to food you will want to eat that is grown with US labor. If you just take a moment to look and think before you buy, it is likely you will find what you are looking for.
Also, be careful because sometimes labels are not what they seem. Some companies use the letters USA to fool you into thinking they are American products. Trust only those products that literally claim their country of origin. Look for labeling like: Product of USA, Made in USA, Grown in USA, or other definitive markings.
And last, when you begin the journey of purposely identifying American products keep in mind that it may take a little time but the more you look the easier it becomes. You will start to remember which brands are made in the USA and which aren't. This knowledge makes it easy and will accumulate over time. Some food items are not grown in the USA and you will learn that too. The Big Secret tells us we don't need to purchase everything from USA manufacturers just a little more than we are accustom to. If you can average $200 a month more on domestic purchases than you otherwise would it adds up fast. $2,400 a year is equivalent to 7 MILLION new American jobs. We believe that is a good thing.
Buying Tip Continued - Read more on Made in America Products by Worlds Softest Socks
In East Tennessee, between the cities of Chattanooga and Knoxville, there is a little town called Niota. In that little town, there is a hosiery mill called Crescent. And there, my friends, you will find the home of the World's Softest? Sock.
We are an American company. We were founded in Niota, Tennessee over 100 years ago. We've built, expanded, re-built after a fire, expanded even more, and here we stay. We watch kids play baseball across the road, we listen to the trains rumble down the tracks, and we've been known to drag out the grills and cook up some burgers in the summer.
We are Real people. In fact, we're just like you. We don't hire outside professionals to face our company ? we ARE the professionals and we're all about the feet. We make the socks that you wear to work, to watch your kid's softball game, Sunday dinner with the family, night classes, road trips?those everyday moments in real life that don't make it into commercials. We make our socks so that whether you're hard at work or hard at play, your feet only feel incredible softness.
American strong - World's softest.
From all of us at Crescent Sock Company - Thank you!
* Our Classic and Sensitive Collections are made right here in Niota, Tennessee. Our Spa and Everyday Collections are outsourced in Korea due to the limited capacity of our facility. We stand behind the quality of all our products, even though the Spa & Everyday socks are not made at our facility we ensure they are quality product and you are still supporting our American Company!
We are a Family company. Some of our employees are following in the footsteps of their parents, grandparents, even great-grandparents. We're a close-knit bunch, so we fuss, cry, laugh, and ? some say most importantly - eat together. Of course, we work in time to knit quality socks, creating happy feet around the world. We run our knitting machines at least 5 days a week, 24 hours a day, but we never work on Sunday.* Time with our family is very important and we want our employees to have time to rest.
In 1995, Wound Up? unveiled an innovative composite road fork that set a number of precedents in the world of bicycle components. Wound Up? was the first manufacturer to introduce a patented composite steer tube and the first manufacturer to offer a production composite fork that weighed less than a pound. Our no compromise ride quality combined lateral leg stiffness with carbon's unique dampening properties, yet another first. It was not surprising that our forks consistently outperformed those of our competitors in rigorous fatigue and static load tests. There was and still is nothing else on the market quite like Wound Up?.
Even today, the same could be said of Wound Up? forks. We continue to make refinements and build relationships. Working with both framebuilders and other OEMs, we continually push our product development towards higher performance and uncompromising safety standards. We also strive to build relationships with riders, working with some of the world's best in their respective sports. And we remain committed to building and growing these alliances so that we continue to offer innovative cycling components to competitive racers and demanding recreational cyclists.