“Once upon a time, here in the great land known as America, everything was made by hand, everything was made from scratch, from simple foods to complicated machines that would change the world and the way we lived, communicated and developed,” began business tycoon Martha Stewart in her recent USA Today article ‘American Made’ salutes innovation.
At Manchester Wood we constantly champion the importance found in quality locally made goods, and are happy to see that Martha Stewart is helping to reach out to a wider audience in need of deeper awareness. As we consume products with no ethical standard more and more, we mark the extinction of well-crafted items with heartfelt practices as they are swept under by the epidemic of our country’s over-consumption.
Stewart continued, “As commerce grew, people started to do less and less of the handmade and the homemade, and manufacturing consolidated the making of things. “American Made” started to become “Made in China” and other foreign lands where labor is cheaper and more plentiful…
…I am not alone in thinking that we are in the midst of a shift in the culture, a moment when a generation of creative entrepreneurs are defining a New American Economy.”
We couldn’t agree with you more Ms. Stewart, and we believe that Manchester Wood, our family-run, handcrafted solid wood furniture business, is part of this unfolding definition that is becoming our “New American Economy.”
Be a part of the resurgence in conscious American consumerism and support American made furniture by visiting and shopping at ManchesterWood.com.
To read the whole article Martha Stewart: ‘American Made’ salutes innovation, published by USA Today, please click here.