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: Louisville Sluggers
While baseballs are no longer being manufactured in the US, at least some baseball bats still are - all thanks to Lousiville Sluggers! Louisville Sluggers may have been sold to a company in Finland, but they are very much still a part of America as their bats are made in Kentucky, and this includes all their signature wooden models.
Playing the old ball game with a ball manufactured elsewhere is one thing, but when it comes to the bat, that's where we draw our red line. We have a feeling that teams that use foreign bats are those placed at the bottom of the league.
Made in the USA: Benjamin Moore Paint
Anyone who has ever had to paint a wall or two will hear a Home Depot employee recommending Benjamin Moore. Founded in 1883 by an Irish immigrant in Brooklyn, Benjamin Moore now operates in several locations throughout New Jersey that collectively make more than 3,500 colors. So yeah, whatever paint you'd like to have on your walls, they have it.
Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Benjamin Moore's products are famous for their pristine quality and are regarded as being one of the best quality paints on the market. Like many other all-American brands, Benjamin Moore is known for uncompromising goods and remaining loyal to the homeland.
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: Dr. Bronner's Soap
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.