At American Lanyard, we’re dedicated to our clients and offer a combination of experience, service and value to help elevate your brand. We provide our clients with the widest selection of custom lanyard styles and options, focusing on American-made products that have minimal impact on our natural resources and environment. Learn more about the importance of purchasing American-Made and Earth-Friendly products below.
It may sound like a slogan written by American manufacturers aiming to promote their own products. The truth is, there are many important reasons to consider buying American-made products like our lanyards. The future of our country depends on it.
Foreign labor standards, unlike American labor and safety laws, allow unsafe worker conditions in many countries. When you buy American-made products, you not only support American manufacturers but also American workers, safe working conditions, and child labor laws.
Testing and Compliance
The United States has in place laws which are designed to help consumers and manufacturers to produce quality products that are safe for all. With guidelines like Proposition 65 and compliance regulations and various types of testing, you are guaranteed a safe product and can be confident in having the best.
Profit earned from orders shipped abroad rarely benefit the American economy. When you buy products made in the USA, you help keep the American economy going and growing by keeping your dollars here working for you!
US manufacturing processes are typically cleaner for the environment than some in other countries. Many products sold that are produced in other countries are manufactured using dangerous, heavily polluting processes and chemicals. When you purchase American-made products, you know that you’re helping to keep the world a little cleaner for your children.
When you choose products made in the USA, you contribute to the payment of an honest day’s wages for an honest day’s work. Many countries have no minimum wage restrictions, or the minimum wage is outrageously low. The United States is one of the few countries with regulated wages, this will also help to preserve our economy and create jobs for those living in the USA.
As the USA continues to grow as a world power, we are also continuing to grow industrially. We are able to look to our own resources rather than looking to other countries for support. As we continue to seek out our independence we will be able to bring more business to our country, and continue to make our mark on the world markets.
The huge US trade deficit leads to massive, unsustainable borrowing from other countries. When you purchase domestically made products, you are actively doing your part to reduce the US’s trade deficit! Politicians can’t do it alone (if at all). Only by keeping our jobs and dollars here at home can we get back to growing America.
Foreign product safety standards are less extensive than those here in the USA. For example, poisonous levels of lead are in tens of millions of items shipped to the USA. When you buy goods made in the USA, you can be confident that American consumer protection laws and safety standards are upheld in order to protect your family.
Many people look to overseas products for lower pricing. In order to lower prices many overseas suppliers use lower quality products, by using USA made products you are receiving a higher quality of product. Also by using a USA made product you can receive products in a faster time frame than having to outsource your order to a different country.
By using USA made products, you are helping to secure future business within America. By avoiding imported products you help ensure that the Unites States will not be dependent on other countries for goods. In times of political conflict it can be difficult to continue trade with other countries. By continuing to use American made products we will be able to maintain trading and producing during those times of conflict.
It’s not always just about finding the lowest price. It’s about keeping jobs here in America and our ability to provide for ourselves and our families. It’s about having a bright future for our children. When you purchase domestically made products, you are helping to keep yourself employed by helping to keep your customers and other Americans employed… it’s no longer just a nice thing to do, it’s now a must do!
“Going Green” is far more than an advertising tactic. It’s a way of life for many people and US businesses, including ours. We’ve partnered with Carbonfund.org to commit to a green initiative. Our earth-friendly products are developed and produced in a way that positively impacts the environment and helps to promote a healthy, green future.
Many Earth-friendly products are not only good for the environment, but also make economic sense. These products are typically made with fewer raw materials. That means there is comparatively lesser use of natural resources, in turn, produce less waste. These products may cost less to purchase and also may be recycled for money after their use.
Value means getting the most for your money and doesn’t always mean “costing less.” When you buy Earth-friendly products, the value isn’t always represented in dollars and cents. The far-reaching impacts go beyond the price tag to help repair and sustain our damaged and fragile environment.
Since Earth-friendly products require less toxic chemicals and materials to produce, the process by which they are manufactured is significantly safer as well. Safer for the workers as well as for the consumers. Many companies may claim to be “green”, but that may only apply to the end product itself, and not the process by which the product is developed or manufactured. “Earth-friendly” applies to the entire lifecycle of the product, from development to manufacturing to usage to disposal.
Sustainable, Earth-friendly products are typically cheaper and they last longer. The cost of most products is dependent on the kind of materials used. However, it is important to remember that some organic products may be expensive because they are grown in a pesticide-free environment. Even so, sustainable products have a longer payback period and represent the correct use of resources.
Earth-friendly products may cost a bit more at times than some conventional products but they are typically plant derived and are safe for humans and the environment as well. The bi-products of these goods are typically non-toxic and biodegradable unlike many of their petroleum-based counterparts. They also tend to be phosphate and paraben free, protecting humans, animals, plants, waterways and the atmosphere.
There is greater variety in Earth-friendly products because they are made from materials that are widely available. Also, many of these products are ingenuously manufactured. So they have special textures, feel and look. Add to that the feel-good factor associated with doing the right thing and you have a perfect package of longevity, health and total return on your investment.
Not only are Earth-friendly products more easily manufactured from recyclable materials, but they are more likely to be recyclable themselves. Savings are to be had at both ends of the product. However, many of these processes are still being developed (rather than relying on established non eco-friendly techniques), the initial costs may be higher. But, the more we continue to develop and produce Earth-friendly products, the sooner these research costs will go down.
The development, creation and disposal of Earth-friendly products requires significantly less energy than synthetics. Additionally, the manufacturing process for many non eco-friendly products emits very high levels of carbon dioxide. This is a problem for the simple reason that increased amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere enhance the greenhouse effect which heats the surface of the planet to dangerous levels resulting in negative effects on the earth’s ecological balance.
Earth-friendly products are generally manufactured in an environmentally sound process. So, there is less emission of toxic waste and harmful chemicals. There is also a significant reduction of waste in the production process.
PROTECT THE FUTURE
The choices we make today have serious impacts on the future. Our children will inherit the planet and the environment that we leave for them. From the quality of our water, air and soil to energy sources, pollution and waste disposal, it is up to us to protect the future of our planet, today.