This month we would like to highlight the fantastic made in USA Pet products available at Strictly USA. There are the well made leashes and collars from Bison Design, the innovative portable food/ water bowls and tag silencers from Denver, CO based ItzaDog and awesome pet toys from the folks at West Paw products. LOCAL CUSTOMERS: All of these products are available for immediate pick up at our University Hills showroom.
Recent news reports have once again focused on the deadly accidents and terrible working conditions at Bangladesh apparel factories. The most recent tragedy last week claimed 400 lives when a factory building collapsed. And now, even Pope Frances has chimed in from the Vatican and said he was shocked to learn that many of them earned just $40 a month. ''This is called slave labor,'' he declared.
Folks, WE can help to ensure these atrocities don't happen. As we have stated many, many times, simply focus on buying American made apparel and products. When you buy goods made here, you know that there are minimum wage requirements, labor laws and environmental regulations in place that protect everyone. That's the whole point of businesses like Strictly USA--to give you that option. Yes, you may pay more in some cases, but isn't worth it?
WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU:
Due to technical difficulties, the Strictly USA Facebook Page is temporarily out of service. We will try to have it back up and running soon. However, we still always welcome your made in USA experiences, comments, product suggestions and feedback. We will post them to our Strictly USA Fans page. We'll even put them here in the newsletter. Thanks.
400 Year old company refuses to offshore..Zildjian Cymbals:
Talk about a multi-generational company! Believe it or not Zildjian Cymbals has been around 400 years and during this whole time there has NEVER been a company layoff. If there is a case where automation replaces a workers duties, that worker is transferred to another department at higher pay! Do you think these folks know what they're doing?
Craigie Zildjian, the Zildjian CEO puts it best:
We couldn't agree more! Oh and by the way, I am a (former) drummer and have first hand experience with their cymbals. Okay, I can't resist..."They Rock!"
MORE GREAT SPRING/ SUMMER PRODUCT IDEAS:
We've all paid our cold winter dues and now it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the sun, fresh air and warm weather. Here are some awesome product ideas as you, your friends and families head out to the mountains, lakes and parks. Enjoy! We have thoroughly tested and approved all these products!
Thank you all for your patronage and support. Let's all keep buying Made in USA. Creating jobs and American prosperity the easy way.
See you next month!
Alex H. Nedleman
Founder/ President STRICTLY USA