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Monday, August 17, 2009

SAS Shoes - American-made since 1976

Thanks to American-made SAS shoes, my friend Katy is enjoying a 'comfortable' vacation in Montreal!

In the 1970s, shoe manufacturers were leaving the United States in droves and many of those who stayed were cutting corners to compete with cheaper imports.

For passionate shoemakers Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden this fact was unacceptable. They refused to compromise on quality, so in 1976 they quit their jobs in the shoe industry and started SAS Handcrafted Comfort Shoes.

They crafted every shoe by hand, with attention to detail and the best materials available. They wanted to make shoes so comfortable the wearer wouldn’t want to take them off.

More than 30 years later, SAS shoes and handbags are still made by skilled American hands in San Antonio, Texas, and the name still stands for quality craftsmanship and comfort.

To see all the products available and find out where to buy them, visit

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Homer Laughlin China Co. Since 1871

Durable and beautiful pottery made in the U.S.A. for more than 130 years!

The Homer Laughlin China Co. is the largest pottery maker in America. Though it was originally founded in 1871 in Ohio, it currently employs more than 1,100 U.S. workers in its 37-acre facility in Newell, WV.

While the company has struggled throughout the years to compete with imported dinnerware that was made by cheaper labor overseas, they have managed to make the necessary changes to keep their company and jobs in the U.S. (Why can't more American companies make that effort?)

In 2011, HLC will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its famous and colorful Fiesta Dinnerware.

You can buy HLC products at Macy's, Dillard's, Kohl's, on Amazon and direct from the company at

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