This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.
In the past few years, I have tried to make it a point to purchase more items Made in America as opposed to somewhere outside the U.S. I have been known to put things back on the shelf if it says “Made in China” on it. With everything that has been in the news that past couple of years about products made in China, it has made me not want to buy anything (if I can help it) that has been made there. Let’s face it, paint containing lead on toys that kids will most likely put in their mouth, is not a good thing.
I was just at Meijers last night picking up some groceries, one of the items being a bag of chips. I had the store brand in my cart when I walked past the brand “Better Made” and say “Made in Michigan” written on the side of it. I put back my cheaper store brand and bought the Better Made chips. Might as well support the state I live in! I think if we can all commit to doing little things like that, it will make a big difference. Although, I will admit that I have been known to pick up a few things here and there at a not so popular store when it comes to where they get their products. But I feel OK knowing that the major bulk of my shopping each year is not there.
Just recently I had the pleasure of reading about Ramblers Way Farm. This farm is a family business that creates soft worsted wool apparel 100% on American soil. Here is a little about them from their website:
We grow Rambouillet wool on our own sheep farms in Maine and on ranches in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, and Utah who partner with us to meet our customer standards for superfine softness and sustainable farming practices.
We design, create, and manufacture next-to-skin worsted wool garments in our partners’ factories in the Carolinas and New England, by people whose families have been operating for generations. They share our high standards for quality and sustainability.
We live our values at work: creativity in what we do; continuous improvement; promoting sustainability, well-being, and enjoyment by bringing together our individual talents towards a common goal of customer satisfaction.
I encourage everyone to take a look at the products on their website. Here are some facts about their products that may just make you go over there even quicker!
The 4 oz. jersey is our everyday, 4-season answer to a comfortable, itch-free base layer. It’s super-lightweight and thin enough to create bulk-free layering under any outfit yet it packs a punch in insulating and moisture-wicking performance. There are no dyes, chemicals, or stabilizers to hold on to odors–just pure, naturally resilient wool. We had the state-of-the-art Merrow Machine Company custom build sewing machines to meet our demand for a smooth, invisible, chafe-less seam. Our flat seams are different from the others you’ve seen: sleeker, tailored, more refined.
Superfine American Rambouillet 18.5 micron wool, for superior next-to-skin softness and comfort
Versatile indoor-outdoor garment, perfect for all occasions and activities!
Breathable fabric warms and cools effectively to maintain optimal personal comfort. Wear it throughout the year, in warm and cold weather.
Natural blonde color reflects the authentic, unspoiled color of our superfine wool
Repels moisture and odors through natural wool fiber. Go days without washing, dries quickly, and stay warm even when wet
Machine-washable and dryable, through a natural enzyme, to resist shrinkage and keep its shape
Chemical-free, includes no harsh treatments, bleaches, chemicals, or dyes.Won’t irritate skin.
Sustainably farmed and produced in America, with low environmental impact, humane treatment of livestock, and to benefit American farmers and workers.
I will leave you with one last thought about Ramblers Way and the impact we can make by supporting companies like this. Aside from using all products made on American soil, the people at Ramblers Way have made it a point to bring their manufacturing facilities into small towns that are hurting in these tough times to help revitalize those towns. I know I want to support companies like Ramblers Way. How about you?