Today, most popular clothing companies in the U.S. outsource labor. In countries like China, Bangladesh and Indonesia, labor laws are lax and work is cheaper. But this cheap labor comes at a cost: many employees work in deplorable conditions for criminally low wages, and environmental concerns are put on the back burner.
Tags reading “Made in the U.S.A.” have become a rarity. But they speak to a manufacturing tradition founded on quality and fair working conditions. From jewelry crafted by American artisans to an eco-friendly laundry detergent made right in Brooklyn, we’re excited to carry a variety of U.S.-made products at One Savvy Mother.
Barbara Colasuoonno, the talent behind this U.S.-based jewelry company, is dedicated to designing pieces that are simple yet special. Pieces that showcase the natural properties of the materials used. Comfortable pieces that can be worn everyday. Like these gorgeous Santi Lunghi Dangle Earrings. Barbara and her team handcraft designs in small batches, adding touches that make every piece unique.
We’re crazy about cork — and so is American designer Natalie Therese. Made from cork fabric, eco-friendly faux leather and organic cotton, her bags are as stylish as they are functional. As a lifelong seamstress, Natalie handcrafts each piece in her Massachusetts studio. The result? Simple, one-of-a-kind pieces you can truly feel good about.
Loohoo Laundry Balls
Based out of Camden, Maine, this company offers eco-friendly, toxin-free alternatives to dryer sheets. These “dryer balls” use wool to reduce drying time and soften clothes. In addition to being manufactured in the U.S., the company sources it’s wool from a historic local farm.
On the subject of laundry, the folks at Simply Co. think it’s time to rethink the ingredients we put in our laundry detergent. Founder Lauren Singer discovered that the average detergent has a ton of chemicals — many of which haven’t been tested for safety. That’s why she created a detergent with ingredients that are, well, simple. Baking soda, washing soda, organic essential oils and organic castile soap. That’s all you really need!