Hinterland's Top 5 reasons for being American made:
1. Jobs -These are the jobs that are at the foundation of our economy, and have unfortunately been moving overseas. By buying American we help reverse that trend, and honor labor.
2. Environmental - Many of the top countries where imported goods come from have little or no regulations to protect the environment, and many of those manufacturers have no regard for the earth. They pollute and abuse the soil, air, andthe water. When you buy American you know there are regulations in place to protect the environment.
3. Human Rights - The countries the United States import from often have nonexistent standards regular working conditions. Many of the factories producing US bound goods are worse than our prisons, and filled with children working extremely long days. No one wants to support that, and by buying American you know you aren't. We have regulations and agencies in this country to prevent those types of atrocities.
4.Conservation - When buying products that are produced overseas built into the price is the cost of shipping that product all the way from that country to the United States, usually crossing the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean. This wastes an extremely large amount of petroleum and produces unnecessary emissions into the atmosphere.
5. Think Global, Act Local - When you buy American that money stays in the United States. That money goes to pay the wage of many people that are directly or indirectly responsible for creating your product. Each of them in turn spends this money on goods (hopefully American made) and services, and the cycle continues. The more you buy American, the more the economy is stimulated, and the more jobs are created. Plus, American workers pay taxes on wages earned in America.
Thank you for your support, and for being a part of the "Made in America Movement."