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17 Apr 2019

Furniture Made in the US: Why it Matters

In 2015, Consumer Reports performed a survey and found that 8 out of 10 Americans would rather buy American-made furniture than imported furniture. Buying  American-made furniture instills a sense of pride in both the purchaser and the builder. They know that when they buy goods made in the US, they are supporting local craftsman, investing in America's economy and future, and promoting the use of sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials and products.  

Why Buy Furniture Made in the US?

Below are a few reasons to buy furniture made in the US:

1. Craftsmanship

When you buy furniture made in the US, you know you are buying quality. America has strict regulations on quality and builders are required to make sure each piece meets the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act ( CPSIA). This act is in place to ensure the safety of products before they are distributed to customers. Imported goods don’t have to follow these requirements and manufactured items can potentially be hazardous to your health.

2. Invest in the American Economy

Another great reason to buy furniture made in the US is because you are giving back to the American job force and economy. Just recently, ABC News did a story on manufacturing in the United States. They found that if every American spent $3.33 on US-made goods, it would create almost 10,000 jobs. Along with creating jobs here, you’re also supporting federal and local laws that are in place to protect our workers. In other countries, they don't have as strict of labor laws and could implore child labor. Not only does buying American-made furniture help create jobs, but it helps the economy. When you purchase furniture made in the US, you are driving down higher costs and helping reduce the country’s deficit.

Handmade furniture and materials

 

American-Made Furniture Companies

If you would like to buy furniture that is sure to be “Made in the USA,” check out these companies below.

* Southern Motion has been established since 1996 and has over 1,450 employees and five facilities in Mississippi. They produce thousands of quality furniture pieces with each one being handcrafted by hard-working employees.

Fusion Furniture Inc. was formed in 2009 by Bo and Alison Robbins. Their goal is helping consumers and retailers build long-lasting friendships by fusing together style, value, and service.

The Southern Motion Difference

Now that we know the benefits of buying furniture made in the US, why Southern Motion? When you purchase Southern Motion furniture, you are adding a little southern culture to your life. Each piece is handcrafted and designed to bring you comfort and durability. With Southern Motion, there is no question on how or where your furniture is constructed because we’re proud to be made in the USA.

With the constant changes in the economy, outsourcing, and manufacturing, it’s more important than ever to support our American businesses. By shopping American-made, you can create jobs here in the states, help the economy, and know that you are getting high-quality goods.

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