I strongly believe that American made matters. So many of the things in our homes today are made in foreign countries and are not the quality our grandparents once knew. But it doesn't have to be that way. We, as consumers, make our voices heard when we choose where to spend our money. I love supporting local vendors, be it at our farmer’s market or the local mom and pop stores. I love learning about folks who are bringing quality back through cottage industries.
Awhile back, I was delighted to have the opportunity to review a product that after using, I can totally stand behind and champion…. Kevin’s Quality Clothespins. The family behind these pins are right here in America and they literally handcraft each and every pin. It is a family business that not only provides functional sturdy pins, but these pins are beautiful. You can read my original review here.
As demands grow for quality, their orders have taken off. I am so delighted for them that they are making their dream come true, but now it is time for them to take their business to the next level and get these pins on store shelves, next to those cheap pins, so everyone not only knows about them, but has the opportunity to save by using them. The folks over at Kevin’s Quality Clothespins have started a Kickstart campaign so they can purchase the equipment needed to make this a reality.
Regardless of weather you line dry your clothes or not, this is about supporting quality handcrafted items made right here in America. Please take a moment to visit their Kickstart campaign here. Get to know these wonderful folks and if you want to support their project, I know it would mean the world to them. If you can’t financially help, spread the word. You never know who might be in need of a quality product or is looking to help make American made products a reality.
One thing I have learned in life, is that if we each care, just a little, things can change. While I giggled one year when my son told me he knew the Easter Bunny lived in China because all the toys in his basket were made there, it also smacked me in the face with the reality that indeed, all the things I had just given him were not made in this country. It was a wakeup call to me personally. That is why I am here today to spread the word about quality products made by people like you and me, right here in our own backyards.
Let’s help make quality something that expected in products, not a charming surprise. Let’s champion the “little guy.” Let’s get the word out about Kevin’s Quality Clothespins. Let’s help a family do what they love and produce a quality product that we all can enjoy!
|Pins waiting to be hand oiled with love!|