Shopping Guide

Here’s my library of awesome products I’ve bought and/or L.O.V.E!  Most are made in the glam USA :)  Click a category headline or a picture below to get to the lists.

Other site’s lists of brands and more shopping resources can be found HERE

Note. I cannot guarantee that these brands keep manufacturing in places listed. Companies tend to ditch “local” as soon as they make it BIG. Always do your own tag-checking. Don’t be mad. Thanks!

Women’s Apparel & Accessories

Canada Goose parka richter goods tee

Men’s Apparel & Accessories 

Made in USA menswear

Everything for Kids & Babies

Green Toys inc recycling truck

Home Goods & Lifestyle

Koziol red watering can

Outdoor Gear & Camping

Made in USA outdoor gear

14 thoughts on “Shopping Guide

    1. Ok, Miss Danielle, here’s a first take. I like it a lot! Let me know if it’s confusing at all. I’d really appreciate your input. If you have time :) Both the pictures and headlines link to the lists. I figured that was implicit in today’s web-world, but do I need to say something about that? Have a great weekend!


  1. Looks good! I think this is a great idea as your list continues to grow. I also think the links should be obvious, but I often wonder about my own links as well being apparent! I like this new organization, but also try to keep track of your traffic to these pages before and after the change to see if it is helping! Also, are you able to tag these pages so that they pop up in searches?


    1. Must look into tagging! Good point, I may be able to. From what I can tell so far most traffic is on the blog itself, not so much my pages, but I still like to have the pages. And the low traffic there may be due to the tagging!? THANK YOU. Also, may write something on the links just in case… “you probably know this but…” ;)

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  2. Please check info on Lularoe.
    They just announced increasing production internationally this week.
    This is not just for leggings already being made in China. This is for all the other clothing that has been made in USA.


  3. It’s so hard to find locally produced products and clothing. I live in New Zealand – a tiny country – and it’s even harder for me to do that here! So I try to find vintage clothing and secondhand clothing as well as locally-produced clothing when I can.

    I also look for clothing that is well-made, figuring that at least that way I can get a good few years out of an item, rather than buying and replacing in an endless cycle of wear-and-toss.

    I believe things are changing. I believe there are an increasing number of people who are dissatisfied with the sweatshop mentality of modern fashion, and that things will change for the better. But it’ll be a slow process :(

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  4. Hi Anna!

    My name is Amanda Powell and I work for an organic cleaning products company called Eco Nuts – something I believe would be of great interest to your readers. We make 100% non-toxic cleaning products in sustainable packaging – they’re the healthiest option for your home and the earth. Making as little of an impact as possible on this beautiful blue planet is one of our main missions – and we’re proud that most of our products are zero waste.

    Considering your skin is your largest organ and it absorbs everything, it’s so important to make a healthy choice when it comes to laundry detergent. Even “free & clear” laundry detergents have some dirty little secrets in their ingredients – but Eco Nuts is the real deal. Made for sensitive skin, no hidden chemicals.

    I’d love to send you some Eco Nuts to try for yourself! Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

    All the best,


    1. Hi Amanda,

      It is so funny you reached out just now, I literally washed my FIRST load with Eco Nuts yesterday! I saw you guys on Shark Tank and ran into your box at Whole Foods the other day.

      That said, I’d love to review your product and share it. Also, it would be great with some samples so some of my (less aware) friends could test it out too!

      If you want to set something up, please email me at


  5. Hi Anna,
    Thank you for your wonderful blog that helps with ethical shopping. Just two big concerns though.
    Leather is NOT environmentally friendly no matter what chemicals are used for tanning. “Animal protein production requires more than eight times as much fossil-fuel energy than production of plant protein”. (See 1 below)
    “Producing 1 kg of animal protein requires about 100 times more water than producing 1 kg of grain protein” (See 2 below)
    If we used all the grain used for livestock for feeding people instead, we’d have more than enough to feed the world and save land. Even some ranchers admit that they fear the water tables could run out.
    Additionally, I have two Nalgene bottles, and was dismayed to learn that they also manufacture equipment for laboratory animal testing. This might not bother you, but you may want to mention it.


    1. Hi Jenn,
      A lot of people actually want leather goods, and instead of buying Coach or Michael Kors (China) I want them to know there are local small business products, made from US hides out there. Why people want leather is because they like the durability and a bag or belt can last for 20 years.
      I do promote a plant-based lifestyle, and there is no doubt that our beef industry is a leading cause of climate change. I believe we need to get to a percentage of what we are eating now, and industrialized (grain fed) factory farmed meat should be illegal. Cows in US are raised for beef, not for leather and I think when an animal is killed, all of it should be used. That may sound harsh, but that’s my thinking. In India, for example, cows are sometimes raised for their hides, which is even more unsustainable so promoting US choices are important!
      Didn’t know about Nalgene, but good to know.
      Thanks for your comment!


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