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What prompted the idea of a store that only carries products made in the USA?
Yes! And we are so proud of it!
You have SO MANY amazing products for moms and kiddos. Has it been difficult to find products made in the USA?
It isn’t hard to find products made in the USA, per say, but it is hard to find American made products that also meet the Stringbean standards of design, purpose and price. Occasionally, it becomes really difficult to find a certain product that is made in the USA. For example, I am currently on the hunt for a domestically produced (and healthy) pacifier- there are none! I’d also like to find a stroller and a modern high chair. I am also surprised how some companies don’t advertise their “Made in the U.S.A” qualities, which makes it harder for me to find them.
What are the top 4 sellers at the Stringbean Company stores?
I’m pleased and pleasantly surprised that our top 2 sellers are non other than Stringbean’s very own products:
#1 The Kids Love Capes! Superhero capes are by far #1. I mean, Kids LOVE capes, right?
#2 Skidnees arm and leg huggers, also a Stringbean product.
#3 is the Melinda G T-Shirt Soft Cup Nursing Bra.We can hardly keep these bad boys in stock! For good reason, too, they’ve got to be the most comfortable nursing bra out there.
#4 is the Dano2 Bath Ducki It’s really hard to find USA made bath toys and anything by Dano2 is so modern and fun. Plus, the phthalates/lead/toxin-free duck opens on the bottom so you can clean out the mold (it’s even dishwasher safe!). What’s in your rubber duck?
Any advice for folks who want to start buying things exclusively made in the USA?
First, I’d say start reading labels! That alone should get anybody thinking about how much *stuff* out there is not American made. If it doesn’t say “Made in the U.S.A.” ask yourself how much you really need it. I’ve found that this mindset also helps me curb a lot of frivolous spending. I’m also a big fan of buying second-hand, especially when I can’t find what I want in an American-made version. For those individuals who don’t live near a craigslist city, ebay is only a click away.
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