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Uh-oh. Someone bought boots made in China.

You know what guys? Internet shopping will get you.

There I was, four years since starting my not made in China challenge, thinking I was buying our toddler rain boots made in Canada, when they in fact, I was importing boots from China. I didn’t know this until they showed up at our house, of course.

Kamik is a Canadian brand with 90 something percent of its products made in North America an with that stat in mind, I assumed I was safe when I picked a pair of space themed boots for tot on the website. ”Assumed”. Kind of like when I recently assumed the nachos at Chili’s were gluten free…

Anyway, after clicking “purchase” it took several weeks for these boots to arrive. Impatiently waiting, suspecting that USPS had lost the package, I contacted Kamik and long story short, because it was taking so long, they refunded our money! So, when I finally opened the box and realized the boots were made in China, not Canada, it seemed like too much of a hassle (or craziness?!) to return the boots (and start my search over for more sustainable boots).

A mistake purchase, yes, but at least I am supporting a brand that makes most of their products here, recycles boots and uses sustainable practices!

Kamik rain boots space theme made in china

Our little man loves splashing, jumping and getting as wet as humanly possible in his new boots! He doesn’t care where they’re made, he’s just happy, so I guess I will be too – just this one time :)

More on Kamik here!

Santa, baby, bring me boots

Recently, I talked about the importance of choosing your leather goods carefully. Need a refresher? Check out this post.

But, as a matter of fact, I’m pining over a little something something leather right now. I am madly in love with the Timberland Boot Company. Classic styles, outstanding quality and hues that will last for years.

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So what’s the deal?

Pricy for sure, ranges between $250 to $300 for women, up to $425 for men. That said, here’s the beautiful part, they’re all hand made in Arkansas with leather sourced from a Chicago leather company, using only native hides. They’re unlined for comfort, with leather stacked heels and a leather footbed.

For now, I’m only dreaming of these boots. They’re not on my need list since I have boots and I live in the South. But Santa, if you’re reading this, I’d like a pair of the Rust Distressed Gavie Coulter Boots, size 7. (Thank you!)

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Most importantly, next time I’m out shopping for boots I’ll remember where to look first. Great style, made right. Yes please. That most definitely falls under the category of choosing my leather goods carefully.