The idea of BRING ONE HOME came to me
while I was attending the Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago
in March of 2010. As I walked across the bridge that carries you over
Michigan Ave., I read display boards hanging on the glass describing
some of the inventions that revolutionized the kitchens in America in
the 30's, 40's and 50's. All the products listed, a can opener, a
toaster, an iron, and others were made in America by Americans. Today
none of them are still made here.
I realized as I stood in the middle of the huge booths set up by the
large corporations that the suggestion of bringing their manufacturing
back to the United states would be seen as an impossible task. At one
booth I heard myself say, “you should try to bring one product home” and
then it seemed possible! If every company slowly brought one item home
at a time, they would soon see that the American people WANT American
goods and their products would sell!. We hunger for products made in the
United States, we want the quality and safety that comes with the stamp
- Made in the USA. We also know that when we buy American we are saving
an American job and hopefully CREATING an American job that was lost.
What could be better?
Please join me in this grassroots campaign to BRING ONE HOME. It’s
not too late to bring manufacturing back to America. If you know someone
in business whether it be a family member, a friend, an acquaintance
or a stranger, ask them to BRING ONE HOME. It is a simple thing to ask
and maybe we can turn this around. All it takes is a little courage and a
little push in the correct direction - back to America!
I would love to hear from you. Please send me an email with ideas
and suggestions or better yet, accomplishments of getting an American
company to BRING ONE HOME!