We are so proud to announce She Beads' recognition as an ABC's Made in America Company!
After receiving a phone call from ABC to confirm that ALL of She Beads' products were American Made, She Beads has been added to this elite list! So far ABC has announced two companies from Chicago: She Beads Company and Weber Grill. Not only are She Beads American Made, but they are also all Hand-made (no machines what-so-ever)! We are so grateful for the ABC team to include us in this group. We are proud to be 100% Hand Made in the USA.
Why is all of this 'Made in America' talk so important?
Here is a couple reasons from SanDiegoNewsRoom.com:
Why does it matter if we buy American-made products?
First, our addiction to imports has helped create our high trade deficit, especially with China, where most of the consumer goods we import are manufactured. In 1960, imported foreign goods made up just 8 percent of Americans’ purchases. Today, nearly 60 percent of everything we buy is made overseas. Our trade deficit with China has grown from $83.8 billion in 2000 when China was granted Most Favored Nation status to a record high of $273 billion in 2010.
Second, American-made products create American jobs. Each time you choose to buy an American-made product, you help save or create an American job. There is a ripple effect in that every manufacturing job creates three to four other jobs while service jobs create only one to two other jobs. We’ve lost 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since the year 2000, and the number of manufacturing jobs dropped below 12 million in 2010, down from a high of nearly 20 million in 1979.
Finally, to spread our American Made news, we have sent ABC's World News anchor, Diane Sawyer a matching set of Priceless Purple necklace, bracelet, and earrings- check them out here. Make sure to keep an eye out for these beads as she may be sporting them around soon!