Come On, America!

Just some FYI… there are 3 Barbie’s sold every second (world-wide) and there are more than 1 million American Girl dolls sold annually. The doll industry increased 8% in 2010, selling over $2.7 billion   in dolls. Where are they made? Indonesia and China, respectively.

This is a quote from Julie Parks, the PR person at American Girl Doll, “In the very beginning, the dolls were made in Germany,” Parks says. “It’s one of those things, the majority of the world’s toys are made in China, and we are no exception.” (Read the full article at http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/family-finance/an-american-girl-doll-moves-in-down-the-hall/2560/#ixzz1c6WBBe5n.)

Patty and I are currently hitting quite a few road blocks in our quest to have our dolls Made in the USA. However, we will not give up the fight. It is too important to our economy and our future well-being as citizens of the United States. I have put links to some of the current toys being made in the USA, please help American’s work by buying these products. Who knows, other industries and companies may follow the lead of the Toy Industry!

These are some of the Made in America sites I found:

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Patty Errera wrote:
Please read the article in “TIME” magazine, October 31,2011 on page 40 about College student debt. Student debt is on track to top $1 trillion dollars this year!, which exceeded credit-card debt for the first time last year. The average student loan debt for the graduating class of 2011 is
$ 27,300.00, this is not taking into account what parents have taken in loans for their children. Lets start saving for college at an early age, or even as soon as your babies are born on a monthly basis, even in small amounts will add up over the years and help our children so they aren’t walking out of college with a beautiful diploma and a large amount of debt. LETS START SAVING NOW AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE LATER…..

Tue, November 8, 2011 @ 1:50 PM

2. Nanci Kezar wrote:
"Patty and I are currently hitting quite a few road blocks in our quest to have our dolls Made in the USA. However, we will not give up the fight. It is too important to our economy and our future well-being as citizens of the United States. I have put links to some of the current toys being made in the USA, please help American’s work by buying these products. Who knows, other industries and companies may follow the lead of the Toy Industry!"
I am quoting you here. Please do not source outside of America for anything that you do not have to...There are sewing houses that will be thrilled to work with you for your doll clothing! give us a chance!

Sat, December 10, 2011 @ 11:13 PM

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