You know buying local sounds right and feels right, but do you know why it's so important to buy in the US? Here are 5 reasons.
1. Support the US economy
First and foremost - as you would more than likely naturally assume - buying in the US stimulates our own economy. Supporting local and US companies is a great way to keep money here at home and continue to support local companies in order to help them grow and thrive.
2. Support US jobs
Similarly, buying a US made product means that you are supporting the jobs at that company. Thanks to you, we are able to continue to hire employees and keep 100% of our production right here in Maine.
3. Protect the environment
While we cannot generalize for every country, but it has been shown that environmental protection laws for factories are much more stringent in the United States than in other countries.
Brahms Mount, for example, must adhere to these laws as we create textiles. For example, other textile manufacturing plants outside of the US may use harsh chemical on their products. We also work hard to produce and promote environmentally friendly practices and textiles as often as we can.
4. Enhanced sense of community
Supporting your local market - whether you live in Maine or California - helps strengthen our sense of community in supporting our fellow American workers.
5. Protect the safety of workers
Similar to the environment, the US requires certain safety standards that factories and manufacturing companies must adhere to. You've heard the factory horror stories from around the world...not every country has such strict law enforcement. Know that by buying US made products, you're also supporting the safety of the American workers.
Brahms Mount is proud to be a US (and Maine) made company.