THE FLAG ON THE TAG
August 3, 2021
American Made is more than a label, marketing tactic, or act of patriotism. While we could list 50+ reasons, we’ve broken down the 3 key components that made adding the Made in USA filter to Mortarr.com a no-brainer. Don’t miss the fireworks at the end on how to make sure your company is found for being American Made.
A statute of liberty: Mortarr requires companies to hold true to the FTC standard of all, or virtually all, of the product being made in the United States to add this tag to a product. If you have specific questions for a manufacturer, you can always send them a message through their Product Tag or Profile on Mortarr.
Container ships, illegal sourcing, and hidden chemicals are all large contributors to the lack of sustainability and transparency that comes with importing goods.While still a work in progress, manufacturers follow much stricter regulations in the US. Not to mention, the impact of a single container ship annually is equal to that of 50 million cars. Sustainable design can start with the decision to source locally.
According to National Today, for every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.40 is added to the economy. With small businesses accounting for 99.7% of employers in the US, and creating 1.6 million net new jobs in 2019, the proof is in the hiring. Local economies become increasingly more recession-proof when we encourage local sourcing for raw materials and increased manufacturing jobs. Those same local makers you’re supporting when buying American-made turn around and pour time, money, and resources into our local communities.
Just because we export our demand for products doesn’t mean we export our labor standards and protection to those countries and their workers. Buying American-made ensures you’re supporting minimum wage, OSHA standards, workers comp, and child labor laws. It also means higher quality products, less excess + bulk ordering, and customized service and product supply chains with companies that value what you do. Roughly 160 million children were subjected to child labor in 2020 around the world, the first increase seen in two decades following the COVID-19 pandemic. Sourcing American Made keeps things on our soil and up to our standards.
In a recent Reuters study, 70% of individuals said a “Made in the USA” label was important in their decision-making process. So, we made it easy for them to spot the flag on your tag. Here’s how your company can get found for being American Made on Mortarr.