It is a simple formula.
We need new jobs in this country.
We can create new jobs by buying American made shoes, socks, pants, cars, freezers instead of foreign-made shoes, socks, pants, cars and freezers.
So I am always on the look out for great American made products to let you know about.
Yesterday I came across a great article written by Tom Vanderbilt in Outside Magazine about a bunch of outdoorsy firms that are manufacturing their gear in U.S. Tom discusses firms like Ibex and Keen in his article. Tom has an excellent discussion of the factors firms consider when making the decision where to locate their manufacturing facilities. I encourage you to read the article. And I also encourage you to buy the beautiful products firms like Ibex produces. Like the Europa jacket,
or their Scout vest.
And remember, since Ibex clothing is made from wool, wearing it will be shear pleasure!