Low angle shot of hundreds of American flags posted in the grass with a blue sky in the background
We hear the term “Made in the USA” thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? Behind the term’s literal definition, there are a multitude of benefits stemming from creating our products in our beautiful home country. We’re proud of the fact that most of our products are made and assembled here in America, and we hope you are, too.

Jobs: Now and the Future

The United States is the world’s third-largest manufacturer, employing millions of Americans every year. When I buy American Made, I know that I’m supporting both those manufacturers and the employees on the front line making the products we all enjoy on a daily basis. Our future generations matter! As that money goes back into the manufacturing sector, they are able to grow and provide more jobs for our children and grandchildren. This is the beautiful cycle of creating the demand for American products, producing them, and putting them into the hands of fellow Americans.

Keeping the Traditions Going

Back in the days of our parents and grandparents, it was either go to work in a factory or go to college -- which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing! Working in a factory gave them a purpose and they had the opportunity to learn how to make things with their hands. They spent years learning and practicing their craft so that they could eventually pass down that knowledge to those that came after them. As we stray away from producing goods in the United States, we begin to lose some of that knowledge. Buying American Made allows those long-lasting traditions of expert craftsmanship to be passed down to the next generation. 

The Knockaround Matte Black Smoke Mary Janes Sunglasses -- Made in the USA

The Knockaround Matte Black Smoke Mary Janes Sunglasses -- From Sunny San Diego, USA

A Self Sufficient Country

With the unexpected hit of the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a nation are realizing how much we really rely on other countries to make our products. The importing of medicines and vaccines from China or fruits and nuts from South America slowed to a halt as the world shut down. The more we put into manufacturing and farming in the U.S., the more self-sufficient we become as a country. We won’t need to rely so heavily on other countries for the products we buy and the food we consume which will be beneficial for all of us in times of uncertainty. Today, the 4th of July represents our independence as a nation. Manufacturing and buying products in the United States helps to solidify that independence that we fought for 244 years ago.

Guaranteed Product Quality and Fair Working Conditions

Here in the U.S., we have high standards when it comes to the quality of products we make and the working conditions for the employees that make them. Government acts and regulations like OSHA protect factory employees from poor working conditions and give them certain rights, whereas other countries may not have as strict regulations if any at all. There is a sort of pride in making products that will be going to the hands of another American. When you buy American Made, you know what you’re getting. “Made in the USA” is synonymous with quality, care, and craftsmanship.

Sendero hat on a girl with sunset behind her

The American born Sendero Sierra Nevada Range Hat

It’s not just about American pride, it’s about all of us and the country as a whole. Creating jobs, continuing traditions, and keeping the economy going strong is what American Made is all about. At Advanced Primate, we stand by this and it is the reason we are committed to supporting American brands and American Made products.


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