A Positive Sign for “Made in the U.S.A.” or Something Else?

I’ve been on a roll with my goal to buy “American made” products. I just received my “Carhartt Detroit Jacket” and yesterday pad and quill caseI ordered my “1888 Mills Towels”. Earlier in the month I ordered a smart phone case from “American made” manufacturer”Pad and Quill” and a few days ago I received an e-mail from them regarding my order. This is what it said:

“We are really sorry but we have had a delay on the Little Pocket Book… We are planning to ship these out, near the end of next week.  We do not want to rush our craftsman and are taking extra time to make sure these covers are handmade to our high standards.”

To me this could only mean one of three things. 

  1. They dropped the ball and are trying to run damage control.
  2. The demand for new smart phones has been unusually high and the demand for cases has risen as well.
  3. “Pad and Quill” popularity is growing and they are struggling to keep up with demand.

The answer is probably a combination of all three, Apple just reported a record number of iphone 5S sales and every review I read about Pad and Quill products is glowing. I’ve noticed the “Made in the USA” movement is growing more and more every day. This is just one more potential indicator that people are starting to pay attention to where their stuff is made. Let’s hope this trend continues.

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