I am guilty of shopping my favorite stores and brands without looking to see where the items are made. I will admit that the majority of my clothes, accessories, shoes, cosmetics and household decor are imported. It is by no means intentional. I just don't think to stop and look at the tags. I want to change that, change the way I shop and make a conscious effort to buy more products that are made in USA. I did a little research and was both happy and surprised that Nordstrom has an entire section dedicated to items that are made right here in the United States. What's even better? A handful of the designers and brands are some of my favorites, like Alex and Ani, Dogeared and New Balance. While clicking around online, I discovered a new line of state tees by Megan Lee that have the most adorable graphics.
Alex and Ani Bangles // Pickwick & Weller Tee // Hanky Panky Intimates // Essie Polish (Spring 2014 Resort Collection pictured) // Joe's Jeans // New Balance // Bobbi Brown Cosmetics // Dogeared Necklace
Pickwick and Weller has a really awesome pledge going on to support American jobs and asking that we replace one imported item in our closet this year with an item that is Made in the USA. If each one of us took the pledge to spent $20 on an American made apparel item this year it would help create 62,500 new jobs. Did you know that 98% of the clothing sold in the U.S. is imported? I didn't and was floored by that percentage. It's mind blowing what the effect would be if we all did our part. It's a simple commitment with a compelling impact for our country. I have taken the pledge, added several items to my wishlist and purchased the Texas Megan Lee t-shirt, made right here in the United States. I hope you plan to join me and thousands of others.
This post is sponsored by Pickwick & Weller ,a California based apparel company. Find out more about their Made In America Pledge right here. All opinions and content are 100% my own.