Fun Friday: Where Do Items For Your Home & Home Business Come From?
On some business and financial blogs, there has been chatter implying the US economy would be better off if residents purchased products made in this country.
So….bloggers here are checking around their homes and businesses to determine where the items they use/eat/buy come from.
Food - Most fresh produce somes from the US. However, often some fruits (especially exotic ones) and vegetables come from foreign countries. It’s amazing that they can keep so well when shipped so far.
Clothing - It appears that more and more clothing one buys says “Made in ….a foreign country.” If you purchase handmade clothing from US crafters, would it still contain foreign fabric or embellishments?
Furniture, electronics, kitchen utensils….where do yours come from?
Autos, parts, and other machinery - do you know where yours is made?Do other countries feel this way about US goods coming into their countries? Do they try to purchase items made by individuals and companies that reside there?
Perhaps this means there may be a larger market for home crafted items…those made by individuals and small businesses in this country and others…if consumers are looking to purchase those made at home.
(c)2008 Mary Emma AllenTags: , b5 Business Channel, b5media, business-blogs, financial blogs, Fun Friday, home businesses, home-business, Made in America, US economy