Dr. Bronner has made a name for itself as a company that upholds the moral philosophies of its namesake and founder, Emmanuel Bronner. The company makes Castile soaps and other health products, like soaps, lotions, oils, and balms, which are all made in America with organic, fair-trade products, using traditional methods outlined on the information-packed product labels.
Dr. Bronner’s Soap has grasped international awareness and is used all over the world. It is known for leaving preservatives and foaming agents out and leaving the made-in-America in. They really don’t leave you any reason to ever opt for any other brand.
Made Overseas: Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch is another toy most children in America grew up with, the idea for it was actually invented in France and then bought by Ohio Art Co. The U.S.-based company brought the toy to international renown and manufactured it in Ohio up until 2000 when production was exported to China to cut some production costs and save money.
With roaring competition and more brands than the kids can chew, if the manufacturing process is not reduced, the other option would be to shut down. And how can we prevent Etch A Sketch from the future children of the world?
Made in the USA: Herman Miller Furniture
Herman Miller is the brand most representative of sleek, modernist-style furniture that's actually good for your posture. Their industrial style with good ergonomic design, such as the Aeron office chair, has since become iconic. Their headquarters are based in Zeeland, Michigan, and the company has done well to keep its manufacturing here in the USA.
In the 1920s, Herman Miller Furniture became what was known as modern furniture, and over the years, it collaborated with famous designers like Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. It produced furniture pieces that would eventually become classics. You can see them in high-end offices with the right taste and the right budget.
Made in the USA: Vitamix Blenders
Vitamix was brought into being in Olmsted Township, Ohio, and still today, that is where the company remains based, along with its production centers and hundreds of local employees. The famous blender company was founded back in 1921, when it was all the rage among American housewives, and now it has a full range of commercial and home appliances on the market, which are well-known around the world.
These days, they are considered the most powerful blenders on the market, with almost no equal competitors. They are known for the amazing recipes you can prepare using your Vitamix, including frozen treats and delicious smoothies.
Made in the USA: Sterilite Containers
Sterilite Containers come from the same man who invented Tupperware so you know they are good; this company makes plastic storage containers and a host of other home storage products. Since its founding in 1939, its product line has expanded predictably, and it continues to make its products exclusively in the USA at seven plants coordinated from a center in Townsend, Massachusetts.
Sterilite Containers were purposely designed to use for reheating food in the microwave. They are considered one of the best brands in the industry and are listed alongside Princeware Twister, TREO, and Milton Vitro Plastic Pet Storage Jars.