These days there’s a huge emphasis on buying American. After all, buying American-made products allows us to support home-based brands, the economy, and workers here. Despite the higher cost of manufacturing in America versus overseas (usually), there are many brands that still build domestically. However, you’ll be surprised to find out that some of the most seemingly American brands, actually manufacture overseas.
Many of these brands also have storied pasts, even dating back to the time of the Founding Fathers. Some started creating their products here and slowly moved production overseas, while others have stayed here through thick and thin. Using this list, you can find out which brands are made here and which have decided to go the cheaper route of manufacturing abroad, and if you want, adjust your shopping accordingly.
The allure of moving operations abroad isn’t lost on many big companies, but some decide that it’s not worth the risk to their reputation. Others try to do both, by expanding into other territories while maintaining a base at home. From Levi Strauss to Braun, is your favorite brand on this list?